Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs

Academic Tutoring and Student Support

What is GEAR UP?

GEAR UP stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs.

APIE’s GEAR UP program delivers small group tutoring and informal mentoring at GEAR UP campuses. Our APIE tutors provide additional instruction in reading, writing, and math during the day at all schools served by Austin ISD’s GEAR UP grant.

Teaming Up for Student Academic Success

Austin ISD awarded a GEAR UP grant in 2017 for the Class of 2024. It is a seven year federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education promoting college readiness and success through multiple strategies and activities.

Beginning in the spring of 2018, Austin Partners in Education has provided academic tutoring to students at GEAR UP campuses. APIE and AISD collaborate on tutoring eligibility criteria, program design, and implementation. As the Class of 2024 moves to high school, the collaboration between APIE and AISD will continue as we ensure GEAR UP students are on-track to graduate college ready.