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Grainger County Schools to hold open invitation to college readiness kickoff

Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 12:34 pm

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The aim of the program is to develop successful long-term partnerships that support and provide students with resources needed for collegiate success and to increase the number of low-income, first generation students enrolling and succeeding in college.

 Grainger County Schools was selected as one of 15 systems that will be served by G.E.A.R. U.P. Tennessee.

 The Grainger County G.E.A.R. U.P. plan aims to provide direct services to a cohort of students, the class of 2018, beginning in the seventh grade and continuing through the cohort’s first year of post-secondary education.

 G.E.A.R. U.P. Tennessee will also provide services to seniors at both Washburn School and Grainger High School each grant year.

 For more information, contact G.E.A.R. U.P. Director Lisa Setsor by emailing Setsorl1@k12tn. net or calling 865-828-5436

or G.E.A.R. U.P. Coordinator Vicki Farrar by emailing or calling 865-828-3518.

 Grainger County Schools invite the public to attend an event kicking off its new college-readiness program.

 The event, which will be held at Grainger High School on Feb. 12 at 12:30 p.m., serves to welcome seventh grade students at Rutledge Middle School and Washburn School into the district’s Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program.

 G.E.A.R. U.P. is a sevenyear federal discretionary grant program from which the Tennessee Department of Education was awarded funding in 2012.