GEARS Grant (Gateway to Education Achievement and Re-Engagement)

What is GEAR?

Gateway to Educational Achievement & Reengagement 

GEAR is the local title of the program/grant provided by the Federal High School Graduation Initiative. 

Greene County shares this project with Jones and Upson counties. 

GEAR Goals

1.      Increase the graduation rate.

2.      Identify and encourage youth who’ve dropped out of school to reenter school and complete their secondary education.

3.      Prevent at risk students from dropping out of school.

4.      Ensure students successfully complete the 9th grade.

Staff provided by the grant:

1.      Middle and high school graduation coach 

 

2.      9th grade counselor 

 

3.      Dropout prevention coordinator

Details on this program.

For additional information on the GEAR program, CLICK HERE to visit their page on our high school's website.

Programs/Services Provided 2010-2011

·         Identification of at-risk students based on Attendance, Behavior, Credits

 

·         Learning Academy (evening school at GCHS)

 

·         Grade Summer Bridge and transition program for rising 9th graders

 

·         Summer School/summer credit recovery

 

·         Additional counseling services (including goal setting, exploration of post –secondary options, etc.) for students

 

·         Partnership with Athens Tech for dual enrollment

Press Release: "GC Schools uses $2.3 million grant to increase graduation rate." (12-6-10)

Greene County School System Press Release - 12/6/2010

The $2.3 million was awarded through the High School Graduation Initiative Federal Grant.  A total of 29 grants were awarded across the country, with only one being funded in Georgia.
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Press Release: "Greene County School System Recipient of $2.37 Million Grant" (12-2-210)

The Herald-Journal - Thursday, December 2, 2010

Greene County School System along with Jones County High School, Gray, GA and Upson-Lee High School in Thomaston, GA are the recipients of a federal grant in excess of $8.7 million, over the next five years.  

The purpose of the grant is to address a continual rise in drop-out rate in respective counties.
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STEM Grant (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

Press Release: "Virtual Program Designed to Help Students with Disabilities" (12-06-2010)

Greene County School System Press Release - 12/6/2010

Greene County Schools along with Clarke and Gwinnett school systems will serve as secondary school partners on a $1.5 million grant awarded to the university of Georgia and Georgia Institute of Technology to develop an innovative learning environment that combines elements of social networking and virtual 3-D communities to encourage secondary and post secondary students with disabilities to pursue majors in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Posted 03/17/2011 @ 4:07 PMMore
 


THE MISSION OF THE GREENE COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM IS TO EDUCATE, INSPIRE, CHALLENGE, AND SUPPORT STUDENTS TO BE PRODUCTIVE CITIZENS PREPARED TO COMPETE GLOBALLY
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