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Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs

GEAR-UP is a federal initiative designed to provide additional support to the 2024 Cohort in Laurens County School District 56. GEAR-UP is one of the most effective programs designed, focusing on students to graduate high school and prepare them for college. We want each member of the cohort to see it is possible to attend a post-secondary school of their choice, whether that is a 4 year college or a 2 year technical school. You have many options available to you and GEAR-UP is here to help. There are three strategic goals of GEAR-UP:

1. Increase readiness and post-secondary options of students
2. Improve high school graduation and post-secondary enrollment rates
3. Raise knowledge of post-secondary options and financing for students and their families.

Please contact our GEAR-UP coordinator for information and/or questions.

Beverly Arbouw


Mrs. Arbouw has spent 23 years in education working 10 years in a middle school in Minnesota, 11 years in high schools in Texas and Illinois, and now at Clinton Middle. She received an Appreciation Award from the Department of Army for her work in Texas assisting students pairing their education with service to their country.
Plan for College ~
Plan for College ~
Together we can make it happen
Upcoming Events:
Sept. 9 & 17: MAP testing
Sept. 10: Career Interest Inventory
Sept. 18: Open House
Sept. 23-Nov. 11: GEAR UP Afterschool Program 3:30-5:00
Oct. 8: Field Trip to Piedmont Tech
Nov. 20: PSAT 8-9