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Information and Resources to assist Students & Parents, as they GEAR UP to obtain a higher education. 

U.S. Department of Education

Florida GEAR UP Grant is sponsored and paid for by the United States Department of Education.

Florida Department of Education

FL Department of Education has many resources to prepare Students & Parents for Secondary to a Postsecondary success.

Florida Virtual Campus

A One-Stop Resource for information regarding College & Educational Opportunities. is now part of the new Florida Virtual Campus. Same great services, same great people... just a different name!  You can access all of your information previously available from 

Federal Student Aid

An office of the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded or federally guaranteed financial assistance for education beyond high school.

The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test® (FCAT)

Part of Florida’s overall plan to increase student achievement by implementing higher standards. The website provides information about the FCAT and understanding the FCAT.

Tallahassee Community College's One-Stop Center

The One-Stop Center provides a wide-range of student services such as admissions and enrollment, advising, campus life, career assistance, disability support, fee payment, financial aid, ID card access, scholarship information, vehicle registration and Veterans Affairs.

Florida Virtual Curriculum Marketplace

An open repository of free and fee-based digital content that is searchable, educationally relevant and aligned to New Generation Sunshine State Standards.
The National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP) is a national non-profit, non-partisan organization working to increase access to higher education for economically disadvantaged students.  Confident that education paves the way to social equity, NCCEP advances college access through advocacy, training, and research.
To fulfill this mission, NCCEP establishes community-education partnerships, strengthens research-based college access programs, promotes sound federal public policy and develops tools and resources to provide educational opportunities for all students.
The College Board believes that an investment in education is an investment in the future. From our earliest days, we have devoted ourselves to educational opportunity and achievement. We have championed innovation, equity and excellence for generations of students. We are advocates for children and parents; we empower teachers and educators; and we are a strong presence in thousands of schools and communities across the country.

Our work falls broadly into three categories: College Readiness, College Connection and Success, and Advocacy.  We utilize CollegeEd, Springboard Pre-AP Curriculum, and Readistep.
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a systemic instructional system for students in kindergarten all the way through higher education (K-16). The AVID College Readiness System is a schoolwide transformational effort focused on leadership, systems, instruction and culture, and is designed to increase the number of students who enroll and succeed in higher education and in their lives beyond high school. AVID-trained educators teach students academic and social skills to help them develop the habits and behaviors needed to succeed in rigorous curriculum. The AVID College Readiness System is a catalyst for developing a school culture that closes the expectation and opportunity gaps many students face, and prepares all students for success in a global society.


Student Resources

Parent Resources

Contact Information

For more information contact the Florida GEAR UP office by phone (850) 245-0812 or e-mail

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