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Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs

If you’re a student, parent, guardian or educator, you can increase college and career readiness with GEAR UP East Hartford, a federally-funded grant program that helps empower local students to think beyond what they see today. GEAR UP CT provides the tools, resources and programs to help students starting as early as middle school to increase their success in education.

Through GEAR UP, we currently serve the class of 2025 at East Hartford High School and CIBA (Connecticut IB Academy)

GEAR UP is...

A partnership program between Connecticut State Colleges & Universities, East Hartford High School, CIBA and CT State Manchester to support current 11th graders. We aim to increase the number of students prepared for and ready to succeed in college!

FAMILY INVOLVEMENT

Get support and advice on how to help your student succeed in high school, and in their pursuits after high school graduation.

SERVICES & PROGRAMS

• Academic Support Services
• PSAT & SAT Prep
• After School Programing
• Financial Literacy & Advising
• Social-Emotional Support
• Summer Programs
• Family Engagement
• College and Career Exposure
• Rigorous Course Preparation
• First Year College Support

SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarship opportunities will be made available upon successful completion of the program & completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). GEAR UP will help you find local, national, and sponsored scholarships based on your individual needs.

"What's Your Post High School Game Plan?" Media Event, April 20, 2023 at Platt HS, Meriden, CT

Darchelle Hutchins, GU EH Local Program Coordinator; Lesley Mara, AVP Systemwide Initiatives and Sponsored Programs • Academic & Student Affairs; Marisol Salaman, GU CT Fiscal Manager; Jennifer Allen, GEAR UP Wtby Grant Compliance Officer; Michael Savage, GU EH CCR Coordinator
What a team at the April 20 media event at Platt High School in Meriden, CT:    Scott Burrell, NBA Champion; Christina Lapierre, State Program Director for GEAR UP CT; Fatima Islam, GEARUP student; Alice Pritchard from CSCU, and NCAA and WNBA Champion Morgan Tuck.

What a team at the April 19 media event at Platt High School in Meriden, CT:    Scott Burrell, NBA Champion;Christina Lapierre, State Program Director for GearUP CT; Fatima Islam, GEARUP student; Alice Pritchard from CSCU, and NCAA and WNBA Champion Morgan Tuck.

POSTPONED

Stay tuned for the
GEAR UP CT PSAT Bootcamp!

Stay tuned for the
GEAR UP CT PSAT Bootcamp!