Since 2016, the Board of Regents of the Univeristy System of Georgia...
Since 2016 the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) has been
designated by the Governor’s Office to lead GEAR UP Georgia. The goal of the GEAR
UP Georgia Project is to increase the number of Georgia high-need students who obtain
a secondary school diploma and are prepared for and succeed in postsecondary education.
The project has a statewide scope, proposing to serve over 12,000 high need students
in over 40 schools in disadvantaged pockets of the state.
In order to increase postsecondary access and success...
In order to increase postsecondary access and success for these students, two different
approaches have been adopted as models for delivering services and activities. Kennesaw
State University (KSU) has been charged with overseeing one of those models, the Priority
The Priority Model aims to serve 1,000 high school youths who have experienced...
The Priority Model aims to serve 1,000 high school youth who have experienced homelessness
or the foster care system (Priority Students). Priority Students in grades 10th, 11th
and 12th are identified and recruited across six counties in Georgia. Currently targeted
counties are: Bibb, Clayton, Cobb, Floyd, Fulton and Polk. The future plan to scale
up will include four additional counties.