AVID and GEAR UP
GEAR UP stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs.
The GEAR UP program is designed to significantly increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in higher education. GEAR UP provides six- or seven-year grants to partnerships to provide services at high-poverty middle and high schools and through the first year of college.
The AVID College Readiness System is an effective and proven service component of a GEAR UP project designed to significantly increase college readiness. The AVID GEAR UP Alignment Chart shows how the AVID system can be a powerful contributor to meeting the goals and objectives of the GEAR UP competition.
AVID and GEAR UP
AVID-GEAR UP 2011 Overview
This document has been developed specifically to assist grant writers as they prepare their applications incorporating AVID as a foundational academic component of their projects.
(See also AVID in Detail document below.)
AVID-GEAR UP Alignment Chart
Chart matching GEAR UP requirements with AVID program components
AVID Schoolwide for GEAR UP Journey to Schoolwide AVID
GEAR UP 2008 Abstracts
How other partnerships and Florida State included AVID in their 2008-10 GEAR UP awards. Key AVID/GEAR UP efforts have included Memphis, TN; Edinburgh, TX (through the University of Texas, Pan American); Long Beach, CA; Mesa, AZ; and ongoing professional learning for the state of California's GEAR UP project. Check out awarded partnerships in previous years at ed.gov.
GEAR UP and AVID in Washington Overview
Presentation and Data
How AVID Can Increase Rigor for all Students and Change the Culture of a School? Learn about the success of GEAR UP and AVID in Washington State.
GEAR UP and AVID in Long Beach, CA
Chart and diagram illustrating how AVID and GEAR UP supported schoolwide improvement
Higher Expectations for Hawaii's Students: Findings from AVID Student and Teacher Surveys.
A look at AVID's impact with middle school students and teachers in Hawaii.
Partnerships may wish to review program, curriculum and staff development options with their AVID Regional program directors to ensure integration of all program components and accurate budgets.
For more information, you may want to read through the documents for other initiatives, search our website, review our pages for Research and Data and Results, or Contact us.
The GEAR UP FY 2011 grant application is now available at Grants.gov. Deadline for applications is July 14, 2011. State applicants should be sure to use the package under CFDA 84.334S, while partnership applicants should use the package under CFDA 84.334A.
Federal Register Announcement - States
Federal Register Announcement - Partnerships
GEAR UP Application - State
GEAR UP Application - Partnership
Grants.gov - Register early to be safe: GEAR UP applications submitted for the FY 2011 competition must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov. Registering and submitting via this site requires planning and preparation. Please review pages 13-15 of the unpublished application attached and be sure to start the process as they explain now.
Persistently lowest-achieving schools are defined on page 27 of the unpublished application. A list of each State's persistently lowest-achieving schools for FY 2009 may be found in the State's application for the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program. Please note that these lists may be updated annually. For the purposes of this application, applicants may use schools designated as persistently lowest-achieving schools in the State's application for the SIG program in FY 2009 or later.