Partnership Grant Projects

Region One ESC GEAR UP: Ready, Set, College!

Region One Education Service Center
Edinburg, Texas

The ambition of the Region One ESC GEAR UP: Ready, Set, College! is to create and support college-going communities to ensure that students prosper in any type of postsecondary education. The project's foundation is built upon a plan encompassing academic reform through the systemic examination, alignment, and implementation of policies, programs, and practices that enable student success. Region One GEAR UP analyzes data from state assessments and surveys to inform decisions concerning college and career readiness in the region. Community leaders are created through an innovative and state-recognized parent-to-parent training model. Parents receive training to become education advocates, giving presentations on effective roles for families in education and sharing critical knowledge needed to navigate the college process.    

Region One ESC GEAR UP: Ready, Set, College! in the News

Program Highlights

  • Region One GEAR UP partnered with Apple to integrate technology with education through the assimilation of iPads into English Language Arts and social studies classes. The partnership also introduced the project to Apple’s iTunes U platform, supplying iBooks on how to access college. 
  • Every Thursday, a local ABC affiliate TV station profiles Region One GEAR UP's efforts. The vignettes feature various GEAR UP initiatives and how they contribute to the creation of a college-going culture throughout the community.     
  • Each project year, the Region One GEAR UP Partnership hosts a series of Financial Literacy Conferences designed to provide vital information about financial awareness for students and parents alike. Project staff, along with business and community partners, present on a range of topics, including the importance of managing your money, banking, and future financial planning.
  • Years of Grant: 2011-2018
  • ESC Region(s): Region 1 and Region 2
  • Students Served: 10,400

Contact

Region One Education Service Center

1900 W. Schunior
Edinburg, TX 78541
956.984.6000

Program Leadership

Campuses

  • Falfurrias High School

    Brooks County ISD

  • Falfurrias Middle School

    Brooks County ISD

  • Manzano Middle School

    Brownsville ISD

  • Stillman Middle School

    Brownsville ISD

  • Veterans Memorial High School

    Brownsville ISD

  • AP Solis Middle School

    Donna ISD

  • D. M. Sauceda Middle School

    Donna ISD

  • Donna High School

    Donna ISD

  • Veterans Middle School

    Donna ISD

  • Carlos F. Truan Jr. High School

    Edcouch-Elsa ISD

  • Edcouch-Elsa High School

    Edcouch-Elsa ISD

  • BL Garza Middle School

    Edinburg Consolidated ISD

  • Brewster Middle School

    Edinburg Consolidated ISD

  • Edinburg North High School

    Edinburg Consolidated ISD

  • Elias Longoria Middle School

    Edinburg Consolidated ISD

  • Hidalgo Early College High School

    Hidalgo ISD

  • Ida G. Diaz Jr. High School

    Hidalgo ISD

  • La Feria High School

    La Feria ISD

  • W. B. Green Jr. High School

    La Feria ISD

  • La Villa High School

    La Villa ISD

  • La Villa Middle School

    La Villa ISD

  • Lasara High School

    Lasara ISD

  • Lasara Middle School

    Lasara ISD

  • Lyford High School

    Lyford Consolidated ISD

  • Lyford Middle School

    Lyford Consolidated ISD

  • McAllen High School

    McAllen ISD

  • Travis Middle School

    McAllen ISD

  • Mercedes High School

    Mercedes ISD

  • Mercedes Jr. High School

    Mercedes ISD

  • Mission Jr. High School

    Mission Consolidated ISD

  • Rafael Cantu Jr. High School

    Mission Consolidated ISD

  • Veteran Memorial High School

    Mission Consolidated ISD

  • Jose Borrego Middle School

    Monte Alto ISD

  • Monte Alto High School

    Monte Alto ISD

  • Jaime Escalante Middle School

    Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD

  • Kennedy Middle School

    Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD

  • Liberty Middle School

    Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD

  • Lyndon B. Johnson Middle School

    Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD

  • PSJA North High School

    Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD

  • PSJA Southwest High School

    Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD

  • Port Isabel High School

    Point Isabel ISD

  • Port Isabel Jr. High School

    Point Isabel ISD

  • Myra Green Middle School

    Raymondville ISD

  • Raymondville High School

    Raymondville ISD

  • Grulla High School

    Rio Grande City Consolidated ISD

  • Grulla Middle School

    Rio Grande City Consolidated ISD

  • Ringgold Middle School

    Rio Grande City Consolidated ISD

  • Rio Grande City High School

    Rio Grande City Consolidated ISD

  • Veteran

    Rio Grande City Consolidated ISD

  • Rio Hondo High School

    Rio Hondo ISD

  • Rio Hondo Jr. High School

    Rio Hondo ISD

  • Ramiro Barrera Middle School

    Roma ISD

  • Berta Cabaza Middle School

    San Benito Consolidated ISD

  • Miller Jordan Middle School

    San Benito Consolidated ISD

  • San Benito High School

    San Benito Consolidated ISD

  • San Benito Riverside Middle School

    San Benito Consolidated ISD

  • San Benito Veterans Memorial Academy (9th grade only)

    San Benito Consolidated ISD

  • Santa Maria High School

    Santa Maria ISD

  • Santa Maria Middle School

    Santa Maria ISD

  • Jo Nelson Middle School

    Santa Rosa ISD

  • Santa Rosa High School

    Santa Rosa ISD

  • Lamar Bruni Middle School

    United ISD

  • LBJ High School

    United ISD

  • Los Obispos Middle School

    United ISD

  • Salvador Garcia Middle School

    United ISD

  • Valley View High School

    Valley View ISDᅠ(Cooke County)

  • Valley View Jr. High

    Valley View ISDᅠ(Cooke County)

  • B. Garza Middle School

    Weslaco ISD

  • Central Middle School

    Weslaco ISD

  • Weslaco High School

    Weslaco ISD

  • Zapata High School

    Zapata County ISD

  • Zapata Middle School

    Zapata County ISD