ARIZONA GEAR UP Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs 2012-2019 NAU/Arizona GEAR UP In-School Partnership Structure Component Description: The In-School Partnership (ISP) component encompasses 19 middle schools and 12 high schools in the following school districts: Douglas Unified, Holbrook Unified, Humboldt Unified, Kingman Unified, Winslow Unified, Bullhead City Elementary, Mohave Valley Elementary, Casa Grande Elementary, Toltec Elementary, Colorado River Union, Casa Grande Union, Mingus Union and Yuma Union. The parties to each Partnership are Northern Arizona University and one or more school districts named in the federal proposal. Grant-paid GEAR UP Site Coordinators, local to each of the participating schools, shepherd the 2018 cohort from each partnership toward pursuit of postsecondary education. The Site Coordinators move with the cohort through each grade from middle through high school. Depending on the size of the GEAR UP cohort in each partner district, some schools may hire a GEAR UP Assistant to provide administrative support for the Site Coordinator(s). GEAR UP supports multiple, overlapping, research-based strategies, interventions and services to foster student achievement. Specific GEAR UP strategies, interventions, activities, programs and features of NAU/AZ GEAR UP 2012-2019 in partner schools may include: Academic Advisement Academic and Attendance Monitoring and Intervention Annual Postsecondary Education Planning Sessions (PEPS) Capacity Building/Professional Development (Transition to Common Core Standards) Career Exploration/Exposure College and Career Readiness System (CCRS) [EXPLORE, PLAN, ACT] College Visits Credit Recovery Family Newsletters Financial Aid Information and FAFSA Assistance Mentoring Parent Involvement, Advisement Skill Building Student Workshops Scholarship and College Application Assistance Summer Enrichment Transition Programs (Middle to High School) Tutoring/Test Preparation (Academic Mentoring) Site specific work plans and budgets guide the GEAR UP services provided in the partner schools. NAU developed the 2012-13 work plan based on grant requirements and baseline data submitted by the schools. In each subsequent year, districts/schools, in collaboration with the NAU GEAR UP Leadership Team develop work plans and budgets to meet their specific needs.