Colorado GEAR UP sophomores and juniors are utilizing state concurrent enrollment legislation to complete courses that earn them high school and college credit. This opportunity to have all sophomores and juniors complete college level courses while in high school has been made possible through partnerships between school districts and local colleges. School districts provide space and identify potential teachers, while colleges offer curriculum and credential qualified high school teachers to become adjunct professors in an effort to offer the courses on high school campuses.
The course offerings vary at each target school, and include introductory gateway courses, career and technical education courses, and certification opportunities. In addition to the support provided by classroom instructors, tutors are hired to assist students with material they find difficult and to complement in-class learning. Due to these efforts to assure student success, approximately 83% of GEAR UP sophomores and juniors have enrolled, with 80% earning a C or better.
To learn more information about Colorado GEAR UP, please visit http://www.coloradogearup.org.