• GEAR UP –College Ahead Program (CAP)

    The GEAR UP College Ahead Program (CAP) grant is designed to follow a specific group of students through their middle school and high school years. Current 11th and 12th graders (students in the 2017 and 2018 graduating classes) are part of this designated cohort/group of students and eligible to participate.


    These students will be receiving mentoring and tutoring each year of the grant as well as experiencing visits to Oregon colleges and universities. Parents will also be highly involved and supported. Field trips to Oregon colleges and universities will be arranged for parents, separate from their children's trips. Events will take place to provide parents with information on preparing the family and student for a post-secondary opportunity. There will be Family Nights, for instance, that provide information on financial aid, help with the "paperwork jungle" that comes with applying for college and financial assistance, and much more.


    Contact Michael Scher, GEAR UP School Coordinator for more information: mscher@pps.net