Graduating is for everyone, including YOU. That’s why GEAR UP is here for you—today. Together, with your family and coordinator, we’ll plan out the steps from now until you walk across the stage on graduation day and beyond.

What’s in it for me?

  • Explore hot jobs and careers as well as local apprenticeship programs
  • Have a chance to go on fun trips like ones where you live in a college dorm room in a faraway city such as New York City, Boston, and Pittsburgh
  • Take a tour to see what it’s like to go to college right here in town at MCC, RIT, Nazareth, SUNY Brockport, University of Rochester, or St. John Fisher
  • Get an extra boost from a tutor in science, math, English, or the SATs
  • Apply to attend a summer camp with friends and learn something new like coding
  • Experience stuff you can’t get in the classroom such as hack-a-thons
  • Learn about how to pay for college, trade school, or whatever’s next after you graduate


Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empowers you to study at your own pace in and outside of the classroom. We’ll tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. We’ve also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content.

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The College Board is a mission-driven, not-for-profit organization that connects you to college success and opportunity. Each year, we help more than seven million students like you prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success, including the SAT and the Advanced Placement Program.

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FAFSA: Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. At the office of Federal Student Aid, we help make a college education possible for every dedicated mind by providing more than $120 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds each year to more than 13 million students paying for college or career school.

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