NXT Gen GEAR UP

NXT GEN GEAR UP 

NXT GEN GEAR UP is a program for all 7th and 8th grade students focusing on college and career readiness. Through our program, we aim to equip teachers with resources and professional development; aid families with tools like financial literacy and parent workshops; and instill in students the confidence and skills needed to pursue post-secondary options.

Gaining Early Awareness & Readiness for Undergraduate Programs

Major Projects or Initiatives:

  • Create a Student With a Graduation Goal (SWAGG) movement – it is our goal to ensure every administrator, teacher, faculty, staff, students and parents know what their SWAGG is!
  • Goals:
    • Ensure academic preparedness for post-secondary
    • Increase graduation rate for post-secondary
    • Increase students’/parents’ college knowledge
    • Increase students’/parents’ knowledge and skills, including STEM-Computer Science skills and prepare them to be informed, thoughtful, and productive citizens
  • Provide services that encourage SEL growth for our students


NXT Gen GEAR UP Staff:

Campus

Position

Name

Extension

Phone #

Cell #

ISC

Program Director

Jereese Johnson

8438

972.223.6666

214.384.8586

ISC

Program Assistant

Susan Tisza

8413

972.223.6666

ISC

Lead Content Coach

Mallory Morris

8350

972.223.6666

ISC

Family & Fin. Adv.

Nathan Jenkins

8484

972.223.6666

ISC/East M.S.

Site Coordinator

Chanel Truitt

972.223.0690

ISC/McCowan M.S.

Site Coordinator

Hadiyah Muhammad

4111

972.274.8090 

ISC/West M.S.

Site Coordinator

Gabrian King

972.230.1820