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.
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.