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Our comprehensive in-school programs deliver support and guidance right where they’re needed most: to middle and high school students with great potential, who might otherwise lack the means to achieve a college education.
GEAR UP is a national initiative that encourages young people to have high expectations, stay in school, study hard and take the right courses to go to college. Students who complete the program may be eligible for a scholarship once enrolled in college.
Over the past 12 years, GEAR UP Massachusetts has helped more than 10,000 students chart a path toward high school graduation and college success. Students who participated have achieved gains in standardized test scores, as well as an increased likelihood of taking the SAT, completing financial aid forms, and enrolling in college.
We work to help students succeed with age-appropriate activities to increase knowledge, financial literacy, and academic rigor. ASA provides curriculum and materials for classroom workshops, school-wide events, and off-site enrichment opportunities. We work with school guidance teams to provide:
Students at Brighton High School, Community Academy of Science and Health (CASH), West Roxbury Academy, and Urban Science Academy are eligible to participate. To apply, parents and students should talk to a Talent Search Education Advisor at their school.
Upward Bound helps students develop the academic skills necessary to graduate from high school and get a college degree. It is a federally-funded TRIO program, authorized and funded by the U.S. Department of Education and run by ASA in collaboration with Brockton High School and Stonehill College.
Through an academic year after-school program and a summer program, we offer enrichment activities and workshops that focus on college and career readiness, financial aid, standardized testing, and cultural development to low-income and at-risk Brockton High School students. Watch this video to see the impact of this program at Brockton High School.
For more information students can speak with their guidance counselor at Brockton High School or contact:
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