What an exciting time! You’ve made it to your final year of high school. So, what’s next? Whether you plan to move right into the world of work, acquire technical skills in a trades program, enlist in the military, or start college studies, we are here to help. GEAR UP Wyoming staff will be reaching out to you and your parents this year to provide assistance as you prepare for life after graduation. Consider your options, then go for it!
Senior Checklist for FALL
- Make your Appointment with your Gear Up Navigator
- Pick your Pathway
- Create an FSA ID
- Have Parents Create their FSA ID
- Apply to Colleges individually
- Apply to Multiple Colleges using Common App
- Retake SAT
- Start Writing your College Essays
Need help with any of these items? Make an Appointment with your Navigator!
About GEAR UP
Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a federal grant program designed to provide students in the Class of 2024 with the skills needed to graduate on time and enroll in a postsecondary program.
Awarded in 2018, the GEAR UP Wyoming grant gives GRCC the opportunity to partner with four Wyoming school districts:
- Godwin Heights
- Wyoming Jr. High
What GEAR UP means for students
Through a cohort model, we work with seventh grade students as they progress to the twelfth grade. Each year, students receive individualized academic support with a focus on preparing them for postsecondary education – whether that’s college, a certification or training program, or military service.
The GRCC Foundation has pledged scholarship money for GEAR UP graduates so low-income families can afford a college education.
Specialized training for teachers and counselors
GEAR UP Wyoming provides support to middle and high school math teachers to access resources from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics as well as from Texas Instruments. The grant also designs and hosts a series of professional development breakfasts for middle and high school counselors to assist families in the college-going process.
Workshops for parents
GEAR UP Wyoming helps families with the transition to postsecondary education. Workshops for parents aim to increase exposure to, and knowledge about, postsecondary educational options, preparation, and financing.
FAFSA Completion Events
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024 5-7:30 p.m.
- Hispanic Center of West Michigan
- 1204 Cesar Chavez Ave SW
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024 5-7 p.m.
- Paul I Phillips Boys & Girls Club
- 726 Madison Ave SE
Saturday, March 2, 2024 10 a.m. – noon
- Wyoming High School
- 1350 Prairie Parkway SW
Please confirm your attendance from our partner districts.
Senior Celebration Days
Monday, April 29: Godwin Heights High School
Thursday, May 9: Kelloggsville High School, Wyoming High School
Tuesday, May 21: Godfrey Lee High School
Wednesday, May 15: Godwin Heights High School
Thursday, May 16: Kelloggsville High School
Wednesday, May 22 Wyoming High School, 54th St. Academy
Thursday, May 2: Godfrey Lee