'Gearing Up' for College

By: TCC Press Release; Lanetra Bennett Email
By: TCC Press Release; Lanetra Bennett Email

By: Lanetra Bennett
June 10, 2013

Tallahassee, FL - Middle and high school students in the area are "gearing up" for college.

It's a part of the 2013 Florida GEAR UP Summer Institute.

"GEAR UP" stands for 'Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs.'

Incoming ninth through 12th graders will attend several courses including english, math, reading, science, and financial management.

They'll also participate in enrichment classes such as, dance, spoken word, music production, and more.

GEAR UP Project Coordinator Senovia Williams says, "They get to change classes just as the college kids do. College is going on session right now, so here they are. They have their big binders that they tote around with them from day to day. They're in classes for about 50 minutes and then they eat lunch in the cafeteria with the college students as well."


TCC NR: 2013 Florida GEAR UP TCC Summer Institute

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (May 28, 2013) – June 10 through 28, Florida GEAR UP is presenting the 2013 TCC/GEAR UP Summer Institute on Tallahassee Community College’s campus.

Running from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, the free summer program offers a host of fun and exciting enrichment activities in the areas of dance, drama, computer graphics, music production, etiquette and spoken word. Students will also attend courses in language arts, mathematics, reading, science, college success, financial management, computer technology and health/positive living—all of which will challenge and prepare students for college-level success.

Registration for the Summer Institute ends June 1. To be eligible, students must be incoming 9 – 12 graders currently enrolled or will be enrolled at the following schools:

NIMS Middle School
Rickards High School
Jefferson County Middle/High School

For more information, contact the Florida GEAR UP office at (850) 245-0812 or e-mail gearup@fldoe.org.

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