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New GEAR UP program launches for current 6th and 7th graders



January 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians,


I am excited to share with you that Norristown Area School District was awarded a US Department of Education GEAR UP Grant that will benefit all Norristown students in grades 6 & 7. Further, the supports will follow this group of students every year as they progress toward high school graduation and into college.

Yes, that’ right! Norristown GEAR UP (NGU) includes every student in the Class of 2024 and 2025!

Norristown GEAR UP (NGU) services include trips to colleges/universities, job site visits and other educational field trips, tutoring, after school programming, summer camps, college/career counseling, college scholarships and more!  

Lastly, your involvement in NGU will make our program even better!  Parent workshops, meetings and family activities are included in the NGU program.  I really look forward to working with you! 

Please reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns. 




Nan E. Odenthal

Norristown GEAR UP Project Director

Norristown Area School District