Partnership Grant Projects

GU2

San Antonio ISD
San Antonio, Texas

The alliance between San Antonio ISD and Harlandale ISD resulted in the GU2 initiative, uniting students, parents, and teachers and providing critical services for college readiness in the community. College visits to the University of Texas at San Antonio enhance college readiness and increase college-going rates by raising awareness of postsecondary options, preparation, financing, and admissions. Activities include Saturday academic camps and overnight student leadership retreats. GEAR UP parents are given their first glimpse of the process required for collegiate success through parent involvement and education nights hosted by the Family Service Association of San Antonio. The Leadership Team (a GEAR UP initiative consisting of teachers, site coordinators, and counselors) monitors professional development and learning to create and sustain advancements in instructional practice and academic leadership. 

GU2 in the News

Program Highlights

  • GU2 works with Communities in Schools to provide assistance aimed at facilitating the academic and personal success of at-risk students—including counseling, education enhancement activities, family involvement activities, health education, social service referrals, and cultural enrichment opportunities.

  • Parents of GEAR UP students receive GEAR UP Goods, a monthly newsletter containing a wealth of helpful information, including a GEAR UP events calendar, tips on relevant college-prep vocabulary, Q&As, and program highlights.

  • GU2 and the San Antonio Education Partnership colloborate on GEAR UP activities for students, parents, and campus personnel. Planning tours to local and regional universities, conducting workshops at GEAR UP Parent League forums, and assisting with GEAR UP Summer Enrichment college-prep projects are just a few of the joint endeavors.
  • Years of Grant: 2011-2018
  • ESC Region(s): Region 20
  • Students Served: 5,000

Contact

San Antonio ISD

406 Barrera
San Antonio, TX 78210
210.554.2610

Program Leadership

Campuses

  • Brackenridge High School

    San Antonio ISD

  • Burbank High School

    San Antonio ISD

  • Edison High School

    San Antonio ISD

  • Fox Tech High School

    San Antonio ISD

  • Highlands High School

    San Antonio ISD

  • Houston High School

    San Antonio ISD

  • Jefferson High School

    San Antonio ISD

  • Lanier High School

    San Antonio ISD

  • Navarro High School

    San Antonio ISD

  • Travis Early College High School

    San Antonio ISD

  • Young Women's Leadership Academy

    San Antonio ISD

  • Harlandale High School

    Harlandale ISD

  • McCollum High School

    Harlandale ISD