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National GEAR UP Week UL College Tour Class of 2020
September 23, 2019
7:00 am
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CLASS OF 2020 - Celebrate National GEAR UP Week with an In-Depth UL College Tour!   Students APPLYING for the Fall 2020 Semester at UL are eligible - you will meet the people who can help you during your freshman year at UL.                               

Requirements:  GPA 2.5+ or ACT 23+, zero discipline issues, minimal tardies/absences! Your GEAR UP College & Career Coach will give you a permission slip if you meet requirements. 

CHS / AHS September 23 (Depart CHS at 7:00 AM; Depart AHS at 7:25 AM, return before dismissal) 

NHS / LHS  September 26 (Depart NHS at 7:00 AM; Depart LHS at 7:25 AM, return before dismissal)





GEAR UP Parent Night Fall 2019
October 01, 2019
5:30 pm
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 Learn more about "Identifying the Best Ways to Pay for College" when you join us for this GEAR UP Event October 1, 2019 in the UL Student Union Ballroom.  Check in and dinner will begin at 5:30 pm, then the presentation will be from 6:00 pm-7:00pm. All participants will receive: 

  • Important information from Dr. DeWayne Bowie, Vice President for Enrollment Management, UL; SLCC; GEAR UP Partners and College and Career Coaches
  • Boxed dinner meal (5:30-6:00); a max of 3 dinner tickets per family
  • A GEAR UP Survival Kit
  • A chance to win great door prizes


We hope you can join us for this great opportunity!  For more information, please call 337-521-7165 or speak to your College & Career Coach in your school. 

Parking: UL  Zone 15-The EK Long Parking Lot – 500 E. St. Mary Blvd, at the corner of East St. Mary and Girard Park Circle. 



October 10, 2019
6:30 am
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Click HERE to complete LAGCOE Registration DEADLINE SEPT 9!!


11th and 12th grade GEAR UP students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) careers in the Oil & Gas Industry can attend this event. Participating students will be eligible to apply for the Future Energy Professionals of LAGCOE scholarship. Round trip on Coach Bus, snack and lunch, admission to conference, & conference shirt provided by GEAR UP and LAGCOE. Requirements to attend: 2.5 GPA, low absences, and zero discipline issues! 

Thursday, October 10, 2019, Depart from Cajun Field, 6:30 AM – 5:00 PM (DEADLINE to Register September 9!)

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA  

Parents MUST COMPLETE 2 ONLINE Registrations for students:

1)  AND






IBP Fall Writing Event
October 31, 2019
9:00 am
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Come join Improving the Blank Page for a writing day at Acadiana Center for the Arts!  11th and 12th grade GEAR UP students who are members of their school’s writing clubs OR are interested in creative writing can attend this event. Requirements to attend: 2.5 GPA, low absences, and zero discipline issues! 

Thursday, October 31, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM (DEADLINE to Register October 12.)






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