What is Colorado GEAR UP?
We're ending remediation for our students.
The students we serve - minority, low-income and the first in their families to go to college - are the most likely to end up in remedial classes in college. A report from the Colorado Community College System found less than 5 percent of students who start in remedial classes will ever complete a college degree.
The Early Remediation Project
In fall 2011, we launched the Early Remediation Project in two middle schools near Denver. In 2013-14, up to 1,300 students in grades 8, 9 and 10 will enroll in classes mirroring the remedial math and English sequences taught on Colorado campuses.
Benefits for our students:
- As our students successfully complete remedial courses, our partners at Adams State University document that success on transcripts.
- The transcripts prove our students have completed remedial classes, meaning they won't have to take them again in college.
- Our students use the transcripts to enroll in credit-bearing college courses as early as grade 10, via dual enrollment opportunities.
Contact us to learn more about what we do and our results.