GEAR UP

 

LEARN’s GEAR UP program works to provide college-career awareness resources to students and their families. The program currently operates in schools that operate LEARN’s PREP High School Program and ASPIRE Elementary School program. Program elements can be offered on a fee-based arrangement at any school site. Services offered are:

  • Parent Education
  • College Readiness
  • College application preparation and submission
  • Financial Aid preparation and FAFSA submission
  • Student personal development through our Summerpalooza Summer Camp

Through GEAR UP, LEARN has served over 5,000 students in an effort to increase the college going rate for traditionally underserved students in our communities.

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Program Sites
  • Cleminson, El Monte
  • Cherrylee, El Monte
  • Gidley, El Monte
  • Legore, El Monte
  • Rio Vista, El Monte
  • Shirpser, El Monte
  • Wright, El Monte
  • Rio Hondo, Arcadia
  • Columbia, El Monte
  • Cortada, El Monte
  • Durfee, El Monte
  • New Lexington, El Monte
  • Potrero, El Monte
  • Wilkerson, El Monte
  • Greenwood, Montebello
  • Pioneer High School, Whittier
  • Rosemead High School, Rosemead

GEAR UP Outcomes

Between 2005-06 to 2011-12

Awareness of Post-Secondary Options:

Students and parents showed significant improvement in their awareness of post secondary options over time

  • Student Baseline: 18% / Current: 86% / Difference +68%
  • Parents Baseline: 38% / Current: 92% / Difference +54%

Awareness of Financial Aid Options:

Students and parents showed significant improvement in their awareness of financial aid options over time

  • Student Baseline: 17% / Current 94% / Difference +77%
  • Parents Baseline: 34% / Current: 92% / Difference +54%

Greater improvement in English Language Arts standardized test scores:

More cohort students scored proficient or advanced on the ELA CST over time

  • Non-cohort baseline: 33% / Current 30% / Difference -3%
  • Cohort baseline: 29% / Current 34% / Difference +5%
  • Total Difference: +8%

Greater improvement in standardized math scores:

More cohort students scored proficient or advanced on math CST over time

  • Non-cohort baseline: 15% / Current 13% / Difference -2%
  • Cohort baseline: 19% / Current 26% / Difference +7%
  • Total Difference: +9%

High School Graduation Rates:

Students in cohort graduated at a higher rate

  • 97% vs 91.5% than the past three cohorts.


A-G Completion Rates:

44% of cohort seniors completed requirements for university admission.

  • 9% higher than the average non-GEAR UP cohort

Post-Secondary Education Enrollment:

80% of the student cohort enrolled in an institution of post secondary education in Fall 2012, compared to the prior 3 year average of 61%

More results will be available at the end of this summer.