CHAMP GEAR UP Eligibility

CHAMP GEAR UP Eligibility

Academic Year 2019-2020

CHAMP/GEAR UP Program is a pre-college program in Rowan University serving 6-12 grade students attending public schools in the city of Camden. The program is designed to encourage, support and prepare students for college. Students who are eligible for the program must be enrolled in Big Picture Learning Academy, Camden Academy Charter School Network, Cooper's Poynt Creative Arts/Morgan Village Academy, Octavius V. Catto Family School, R.T. Cream Family School, Ulysses S. Wiggins College Prep Lab Family School, Camden High School, Woodrow Wilson High School, H.B. Wilson Family School, Big Picture Learning Academy, Medical Arts High School.

During the academic school year, student participants are involved in academic and career counseling. In September, the student, parent and counselor design a personal education plan for each participant. At the end of each marking period the student and counselor meet to access school grades to ensure that the plan is being adhered to. Students are then divided into career clusters to gain more knowledge in their prospective field.

Tutoring is provided 4 days each week in all academic subjects. PSAT/SAT tutorial classes are offered 2 days each week. GEPA and HSPA tutorial classes are held for 20 Saturdays. Students have the opportunity to be mentored by a college student. Students participate in college visits as well as cultural and educational field trips throughout the year.

Extensive help with the college admissions process is given to all seniors. Financial aid information sessions are held weekly during the evenings.