FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 23, 2012) — GEAR UP Kentucky will announce the 29 schools selected to participate in a new $26.9 million college-readiness grant award on Friday, March 23.The announcement took place at a launch rally beginning at 9:45 a.m. at Holmes High School, 2500 Madison Avenue, Covington. School administrators are aware of the award and can be contacted for local stories.The embargoed list of schools selected for the GEAR-UP Kentucky program appear below.
County School Boyd George M. Verity Middle School Campbell Bellevue High School Campbell Newport Middle School Christian Christian County Middle School Clark Clark Middle School Clark Conkwright Middle School Fayette Leestown Middle School Fleming Simons Middle School Gallatin Gallatin County Middle School Green Green County Middle School Greenup McKell Middle School Greenup Wurtland Middle School Hart Bonnieville Elementary School Hart Cub Run Elementary School Hart LeGrande Elementary School Hart Memorial Elementary School Hart Munfordville Elementary School Henry Eminence High School Jefferson Western Middle School Kenton Holmes Middle School Marshall South Marshall Middle School Metcalfe Metcalfe County Middle School Monroe Monroe County Middle School Owen Maurice Bowling Middle School Robertson Deming School Trigg Trigg County Middle School Trimble Trimble County Middle School Washington North Washington Elementary School Washington Washington County Middle School
GEAR UP, Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, anticipates serving 10,000 Kentucky students from low-income schools over the life of the six-year federal grant. The program serves entire cohorts of students and follows them throughout high school.