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Posted on 11-24-2011
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DPS: $4.8 million to improve college-readiness


Over seven years, the GEAR UP program will follow all current 6th- and 7th-graders at five middle and K-8 schools – including Trevista School -- in Northwest Denver.
Denver Public Schools has been awarded a seven-year grant from the US Department of Education’s Gaining Early Awareness & Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) to support and improve college-readiness programs for students who attend schools in the Northwest Denver community. The $4.8 million grant over seven years will support the following schools in Northwest Denver: Bryant Webster K-8 School, Centennial K-8 School, Fred N. Thomas Career Education Center, Contemporary Learning Academy, Lake Middle School, North High School, Skinner Middle School and Trevista K-8 School.
Over seven years, the GEAR UP program will follow all current 6th- and 7th-graders at five middle and K-8 schools in Northwest Denver. During that time, GEAR UP students will receive regular counseling and mentoring and are expected to enroll in more Advanced Placement, concurrent enrollment and accelerated courses to help better prepare them for college and career after high school graduation.
“An integral component of the DPS GEAR UP project is to encourage GEAR UP students to take AP courses and enroll in other academically rigorous opportunities so they can graduate from high school ready for college,” said Antwan Wilson, DPS Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Schools. “Students must be encouraged and supported as they develop a vision of their future and life after DPS. This grant will support our schools in doing that.”
The grant will support DPS’ efforts to foster college-going cultures in eight schools – the five where the GEAR UP students begin in 2011-2012 as well as the three high schools where they are expected to graduate (North High School, Fred N. Thomas Career Education Center and Contemporary Learning Academy.)
“The GEAR UP grant provides valuable support, especially in these challenging financial times,” said DPS Superintendent Tom Boasberg. “Northwest Denver schools have posted strong student achievement improvement in recent years ...
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