Partnership Grant Projects

UT Austin GEAR UP - To College & Beyond

The University of Texas at Austin
Institute of Public School Initiatives
Austin, Texas

The To College & Beyond initiative aims to increase the academic performance and postsecondary preparation levels for all learners—while simultaneously boosting educational expectations and understanding for entire families. Students, parents, and teachers will all have access to enriching supportive services (from tutoring to financial literacy workshops to professional development, with a whole lot in between) to help create a significant bump in postsecondary participation rates. The grant is also collaborating with strategically selected business and community partners, as well as additional higher-ed institutions, to ensure that cohort students are receiving the most effective support possible on their journeys to future college and career success.

Program Highlights

  • The opportunity to be part of GEAR UP parent councils will empower family members to get more involved in their students’ postsecondary prep process.
  • Students can stay engaged and focused even when school’s out for the summer through bridge courses and camps/programs that focus on college knowledge and readiness activities.
  • Professional development training in school leadership and district administration will be offered to senior-level educators. 
  • Years of Grant: 2017-2024
  • ESC Region(s): Region 13 and Region 20
  • Students Served: 5,299

Contact

Institute of Public School Initiatives

5316 Highway 290 West
Suite 510
Austin, TX 78735
512.232.5684

Program Leadership

Campuses

  • E.T. Wrenn Middle School

    Edgewood ISD (Bexar County)

  • Dailey Middle School

    Del Valle ISD

  • Del Valle Middle School

    Del Valle ISD

  • John P. Ojeda Middle School

    Del Valle ISD

  • Francis Scobee Middle School

    Southwest ISD

  • Ronald McNair Middle School

    Southwest ISD

  • Christa McAuliffe Middle School

    Southwest ISD

  • Judith A. Resnik Middle School

    Southwest ISD

  • Somerset Junior High

    Somerset ISD

  • Decker Middle School

    Manor ISD

  • Manor Middle School

    Manor ISD

  • Goodnight Middle School

    San Marcos Consolidated ISD

  • Miller Middle School

    San Marcos Consolidated ISD

  • Lockhart Junior High

    Lockhart ISD

  • East Central Heritage Middle School

    East Central ISD

  • Legacy Middle School

    East Central ISD

  • Brentwood Middle School

    Edgewood ISD (Bexar County)

  • Gus Garcia Middle School

    Edgewood ISD (Bexar County)