Wichita GEAR UP (WGU) is a pre-college program that serves an average of 3700 students within the Wichita School District (USD 259).
What does Wichita GEAR UP do?
Wichita GEAR UP provides many free activities and services to help students and their families plan, apply and pay for education and training beyond high school. Examples include:
- college campus visits and tours
- cultural activities
- tutoring and mentoring
- credit recovery classes
- ACT/SAT test preparation workshops
- financial aid workshops
- parent workshops
- Summer programing
- college exploration and preparation workshops
- career workshops and shadowing
- leadership camps
Who can participate in the program?
- All current 12th-grade students, 2019-2020 school year, enrolled in our participating high schools, are eligible to receive services from either the North Wichita GEAR UP or South Wichita GEAR UP grants.
- All current 9th-grade students, 2019-2020 school year, enrolled in our participating high schools, are eligible to receive services from either the Southeast Wichita GEAR UP or West Wichita GEAR UP grants.
Contact Us for More information
1845 Fairmount St., Campus Box 130
Wichita, Kansas 67260