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Karla DeWitt » 11th Grade GEAR-UP Counselor

11th Grade GEAR-UP Counselor

Hello Valley View ISD Students and Parents!
I am Mrs. DeWitt , the 11th grade GEAR-UP Counselor. 

The primary goal of the GEAR UP Ready, Set, College partnership is to increase the number of students graduating from high school and entering and succeeding in post-secondary institutions.


GEAR UP: Ready, Set, College! is organized into five objectives.  These objectives are then supported by delineated activities. 

  • Objective 1:  Increase the academic performance and preparation for post-secondary education for GEAR UP students. 
  • Objective 2:  Increase the rate of high school graduation and participation in post-secondary education for GEAR UP students.
  • Objective 3:  Increase GEAR UP students’ and their families’ knowledge of post-secondary education options, preparation, and financing.
  • Objective 4:  Increase GEAR UP students' access to advanced academic programs, technology applications and distance learning networks through a STEM initiative.
  • Objective 5:  Increase the leadership capacity of administrators and community stakeholders to sustain a college awareness organizational structure of continuous learning. 
Please take a moment to stop by my office or call 340-1500 if you have any questions or concerns. I will be glad to assist you.