Welcome to GEAR UP at KHS!
My name is Julie McPherson and I am the GEAR UP Facilitator for the Class of 2023!
GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is a federal initiative designed to increase the number of students who are prepared to enter and excel in postsecondary education.
GEAR UP Objectives
Objective 1: Increase the academic performance and preparation for postsecondary education of GEAR UP students.
Objective 2: Increase rate of high school graduation, awareness, and participation in postsecondary education for GEAR UP students through a college network.
Objective 3: Increase GEAR UP students’ education expectations and students’ and their families’ knowledge of postsecondary education options, preparation and financing.
GEAR UP Services
Academic/Career Counseling Academic Enrichment College Visit/Student Shadowing
Comprehensive Mentoring Educational Field Trips Family/Cultural Events
Financial Aid Counseling Financial Literacy Job Site visit/Job Shadowing
Leadership Development Parent Workshop Rigorous Academic Curricula
Student Workshop Summer Programs Tutoring/Homework Assistance
GEAR UP Site Facilitator
Phone: 254-336-0477 254-541-8234
See Mrs. McPheherson for information on the following field trips:
We will be taking some amazing field trips in the spring semester! Be on the look out for Indoor Sky Diving, Tour Mclane Stadium/Baylor, Sam Houston, and many more!