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Welcome to WCHS GEAR UP
WCHS GEAR UP is a federally funded program that helps students prepare to succeed in education and training beyond high school. “GEAR UP” stands for “Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs,” and the program’s goal is to help more students pursue their dreams of earning a college diploma or skillset certificate.

GEAR UP provides many free activities and services to help students and their families plan, apply and pay for education and training beyond high school. Examples include:
- College campus visits and tours
- Tutoring
- Credit recovery classes
- ACT/SAT test preparation workshops
- Academic day camps and workshops
- Financial aid workshops
- College prep summer academies
- College exploration and preparation workshops
- Career academies
- Leadership academies

GEAR UP offers extra support to two groups of students and their families:
- Students in the class of 2020 can participate in GEAR UP from their seventh grade year all the way through their high school graduation.
- All 12th grade students graduating between 2015 and 2021 can participate in GEAR UP during their senior year.

At times, GEAR UP may offer activities and services to other students, depending on funding regulations and availability.
Announcements:
Senior parents and students can learn about the financial aid process for college at Financial Aid Night on October 10th beginning at 6:00pm in the media center. All parents attending have a chance to win a Kindle Fire. Light refreshments will be provided.

Seniors: Permission slips are available for the college visit to AB, WVWC, and D&E on Monday, October 16th. See Mr. Knotts for a permission slip.

After-school STEM tutoring is available from Mr. Johnson and help with multi-media and technology projects is available from Mr. Knotts.
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