GEAR UP Mission Statement
The GEAR UP team will enhance the relationships with our Vanguard Community to promote and facilitate college/career readiness in an innovative way by providing services and support that foster learning and equity to all.
El equipo de GEAR UP mejorará las relaciones con nuestra comunidad de Vanguard para promover y facilitar la preparación para la universidad / carrera profesional de manera innovadora al brindar servicios y apoyo que fomenten el aprendizaje y la igualdad para todos.
In 2018 Vanguard was awarded a 10.6 million dollar grant to enrich our programs to all Kinder to 7th grade students with embedding STEM and college activities and initiatives.
The GEAR UP program consists of four categories:
Category 1: Fostering flexible and affordable paths to obtaining knowledge and skills.
Category 2: Promoting science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) education, with a particular focus on computer science.
Category 3: Protecting freedom of speech and encouraging respectful interactions in a safe educational environment, or fostering knowledge and promoting the development of skills that prepare students to be informed, thoughtful, and productive individuals and citizens.
Category 4: Fostering knowledge and promoting the development of skills that prepare students to be informed, thoughtful, and productive individuals and citizens.