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Texas College Tour, Class of 2020
July 18, 2019
5:00 am
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DATE CHANGE: July 18-19, 2019, original students are still attending. Registration open ONLY to fill spots vacated by original students. You WILL BE CONTACTED if you are approved for trip to arrange for paperwork to be completed. Email/text your College & Career Coach with any questions!

"DREAM BIG" Texas College Tour eligibility requirements: Rising Seniors, TOPS University Diploma Path, Minimum 2.5 GPA, Teacher Recommendations. 

  • University of Houston
  • Texas Southern University
  • Houston Baptist University
  • Lamar University

INCLUDED IN TRIP:

  • Round trip deluxe motor coach transportation
  • 1 night hotel with private security
  • 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, and 1 dinner
  • Evening activities

Registration DOES NOT GUARANTEE participation! This college tour is limited to 40 GEAR UP students, 10 from each GU high school. Your GEAR UP College & Career Coach will contact you to confirm and provide more information. Parents must attend the mandatory meeting May 15, 2019, to secure spot. 

Improving the Blank Page Writing Experience
June 17, 2019
9:00 am
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Join us for a week of poetry, short stories, and fun. Improve your writing skills through intense, innovative writing activities that will lend authenticity and meaning to your writing. Students will leave with the skills to excel in future assignments and assessments. Students will work with Dr. Toby Daspit, a writing team of UL students, and a team of LPSS Educators at UL Griffin Hall. Students will report from 9:00-4:00 pm each day and lunch will be provided. Parents must provide transportation. All materials will be provided. 

 

Louisiana Tech University Residential Experience, Class of 2021
July 07, 2019
12:00 pm
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LaTech will host a Summer Residential Experience for rising Juniors July 7-11, 2019. This experience will include hands-on activities intended to provide highly interactive experiences to introduce college programs and career opportunities in the areas of Architecture and Design and Nursing. Students will also have access to unique career contexts including sports media, sports marketing/video, athletic training, and coaching sessions at the Louisiana Tech Athletic Complex. Academic and life skills training will also be included through four major tracks: 1) first-year experience (FYE) activities; 2) leadership training; 3) positive psychology including concepts associated with GRIT; and 4) ACT Prep. 

The university will provide dorm housing for students and camp counselors, teachers, and GEAR UP staff. In addition, students will have access to food services and recreational facilities on campus. Additional facilities necessary for various camp activities will be provided including classrooms, gyms, and labs.

Students will also participate in a Grambling College Tour Thursday, July 11, 2019. 

Student requirements to attend event: Rising Junior, TOPS University Diploma Path, minimum 2.5 GPA.

Registration DOES NOT GUARANTEE participation! This event is limited to 80 GEAR UP Students, 20 from each GU high school. Your GEAR UP College & Career Coach will contact you to confirm and provide more information. Parents must attend the mandatory meeting May 15, 2019, to secure spot. 

 

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