About UsGEAR UP is a federally funded grant initiative that provides students with the skills, access, preparation and information needed to enter and succeed in post-secondary education. In Lafayette, GEAR UP works collaboratively with LPSS, higher education, and business partners to provide resources to students and parents in order to prepare and motivate students to achieve beyond their current expectations.
Who We Impact
Why Do We Need GEAR UP?
(Education Commission of the States, 2003)
National GEAR UP Community Partner of the Year
Dr. Chris Carroll, former UL-Lafayette Assistant Professor of Engineering, received the Partner of the Year Award at the National GEAR UP Conference. Dr. Carroll was instrumental in creating programs for students that included challenging math curriculum through project-based learning and friendly competition. He has given our district a unique opportunity to engage students in hands-on projects that expose them to the world of engineering.