Partnership Grant Projects

Texas A&M International University – GEAR UP IV “Creating a Vision”

Texas A&M International University
Laredo, Texas

GEAR UP “Creating a Vision IV” focuses on establishing sustainable educational reform utilizing a data-driven method of isolating effective interventions, ensuring academic performance is successful in leading students to complete their collegiate goals. Each campus site enlists a College Access Team, consisting of a Site Coordinator and College Access Coach who provide direct services, guidance, and support to students. Texas A&M International University serves as a partner in implementing the GEAR UP IV philosophy of “working with the end in mind.” By changing the education trend for one generation, the catalyst is in place for all generations to follow.

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Program Highlights

  • The 2012 TAMIU GEAR UP IV “Learners Today, Leaders Tomorrow” Conference and Prep Rally brought together 10,000 8th-grade students at the Laredo Energy Arena. Thirty postsecondary institutions were on hand to provide information on various degree and career options. The event also included federal, state, and local elected officials who addressed attendees, witnessing firsthand the impact GEAR UP funds are having on the region and the students whose lives they're impacting. 

  • The project held a series of free, three-day robotics camps for students and parents in the summer of 2013. Attendees spent the weekend settled into the Residential Learning Community on the campus at TAMIU. Building and programming robots was the star event of the weekend, which also included many other STEM activities to raise college and career awareness. 

  • GEAR UP IV teamed up with frequent collaborator TAMIU to create the Pre-AP Summer Institute. Professional development was offered at no cost to GEAR UP IV 9th-grade teachers in English, history, social studies, math, and science.
  • Years of Grant: 2011-2018
  • ESC Region(s): Region 1, Region 2 and Region 20
  • Students Served: 8,800

Contact

Texas A&M International University

5201 University Boulevard
Laredo, TX 78041-1900
956.326.2001

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Program Leadership

Campuses

  • Alice High School

    Alice ISD

  • William Adams Middle School

    Alice ISD

  • Ben Bolt Middle School

    Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco ISD

  • Ben Bolt/Palito Blanco High School

    Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco ISD

  • Benavides Secondary School (grades 7-12)

    Benavides ISD

  • Carrizo Springs High School

    Carrizo Springs Consolidated ISD

  • Carrizo Springs Junior High School

    Carrizo Springs Consolidated ISD

  • Cotulla High School

    Cotulla ISD

  • Frank Newman Middle School

    Cotulla ISD

  • Crystal City High School

    Crystal City ISD

  • Sterling Fly Junior High School

    Crystal City ISD

  • Dilley High School

    Dilley ISD

  • Mary Harper Middle School

    Dilley ISD

  • C.C. Winn High School

    Eagle Pass ISD

  • Eagle Pass High School

    Eagle Pass ISD

  • Eagle Pass Middle School

    Eagle Pass ISD

  • Memorial Junior High School

    Eagle Pass ISD

  • Freer High School

    Freer ISD

  • Freer Junior High School

    Freer ISD

  • Hebbronville High School

    Jim Hogg County ISD

  • Hebbronville Junior High School

    Jim Hogg County ISD

  • Ann Richards Middle School

    La Joya ISD

  • Cesar E. Chavez Middle School

    La Joya ISD

  • Domingo Trevino Middle School

    La Joya ISD

  • Irene Garcia Middle School

    La Joya ISD

  • J.D. Salinas Middle School

    La Joya ISD

  • Javier Saenz Middle School

    La Joya ISD

  • Juarez-Lincoln High School

    La Joya ISD

  • La Joya High School

    La Joya ISD

  • Lorenzo de Zavala Middle School

    La Joya ISD

  • Memorial Middle School

    La Joya ISD

  • Palmview High School

    La Joya ISD

  • La Pryor High School (grades 7-12)

    La Pryor ISD

  • A & M International University

    Laredo ISD

  • Clark Middle School

    Laredo ISD

  • Dr. Leonides G. Cigarroa High School

    Laredo ISD

  • Dr. Joaquin G. Cigarroa Middle School

    Laredo ISD

  • Joseph Nixon High School

    Laredo ISD

  • Laredo Early College High School

    Laredo ISD

  • Louis J. Christen Middle School

    Laredo ISD

  • Memorial Middle School

    Laredo ISD

  • Mirabeau B. Lamar Middle School

    Laredo ISD

  • Raymond and Tirza Martin High School

    Laredo ISD

  • Orange Grove Junior High School

    Orange Grove ISD

  • Orange Grove High School

    Orange Grove ISD

  • Pearsall High School

    Pearsall ISD

  • Pearsall Junior High School

    Pearsall ISD

  • Premont Secondary School (grades 7-12)

    Premont ISD

  • Bernarda Jaime Junior High School

    San Diego ISD

  • San Diego High School

    San Diego ISD

  • J.B. Alexander High School

    United ISD

  • Gonzalez Middle School

    United ISD

  • Trautmann Middle School

    United ISD

  • United High School

    United ISD

  • United Middle School

    United ISD

  • United South High School

    United ISD

  • United South Middle School

    United ISD

  • Washington Middle School

    United ISD

  • Bruni High School

    Webb Consolidated ISD

  • Bruni Middle School

    Webb Consolidated ISD

  • Jimmy Carter Early College High School

    La Joya ISD

  • Thelma Salinas STEM Early College High School

    La Joya ISD

  • La Joya Early College High School

    La Joya ISD