What is GEAR UP?

In 2018, the Lufkin ISD Linking Education to Success (LET’S) GEAR UP grant was funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The grant is a seven-year program serving over 1,100 students in the classes of 2024 and 2025. LET’S GEAR UP mission is to significantly increase the number of students who are prepared for, pursue, and succeed in post-secondary success.

 

Goals
1. Increase the academic performance and preparation of students

2. Increase the rate of high school graduation and participation in postsecondary education

3. Increase student and family knowledge of post-secondary options, preparation, and financing 

 

Services We Offer

  1. After school academic support
  2. Mentoring for students transitioning into middle school
  3. Preparation for transition to high school
  4. Enhanced academic summer experiences
  5. Career interest exploration
  6. College visits 
  7. Workshops/seminars for parents and students
  8. Professional development for teachers

 

Staff

Vickie Evans

Project Director
📧 vevans@lufkinisd.org
📞 (936) 630-4154

Elizabeth Lopez

7th Grade Coordinator
📧 elopez@lufkinisd.org
📞 (936) 630-4051

Dr. Monique Nunn

8th Grade Coordinator
📧 msnunn@lufkinisd.org
📞 (936) 630-4052

Zoraida Martinez

Administrative Assistant
📧 zmartinez@lufkinisd.org
📞 (936) 630-4050

WHAT
  • 3 week Virtual Escape Room experience
  • Learn all the secrets of high school success in a fun, engaging way
  • Not your typical summer camp — you are going to love this!
WHEN
  • July 6-24
  • Register by June 15 – just click on the Escape to 9th grade flyer on the LMS home page
WHO
  • You will be on an escape team of 8 students
  • You will have a high school teacher and a high school student assigned to guide you
HOW
  • Since we can’t be together, you will complete the task through Google Classroom … CLICK HERE for the link.
  • Complete the technology information survey with the registration form
  • If needed, we will get a technology device for you to use to complete camp
  • Your guide will give you a schedule of activities and times for virtual meetings
WHY
  • Since you didn’t get to finish 8th grade as usual, GEAR UP wants to make sure you are ready to start high school
  • You will meet your high school teachers and high school students
  • You will earn 5 points that can be added to test scores in each of your core classes the 1st 3 weeks of school for a total of 20 bonus points!
  • Earn points for GEAR UP activities such as field trips, college visits and other prizes
  • IT WILL BE FUN!
  • YOU DESERVE IT!!!
  • LET’S HAVE 100% PARTICIPATION FROM THE CLASS OF 2024

 

Click here for the link to register.

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