Toolkit

The U.S. Department of Education (ED), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and youth and practitioners involved in the child welfare system, developed this toolkit to help youth access the resources needed to successfully transition into adulthood, continue on to postsecondary education, and meaningful careers.
This binder system can be used with high school seniors to help them stay organized during the college and financial aid application process. This manual provides guidance on how to assemble the binder, provides examples, and explains the rationale.
Form for students and parents to complete. Grants permission to use photographs, digital images, or video/film of a student (and/or his or her property) and to use them for educational and promotional materials.
This resource guide is designed to assist those who work with high school students with disabilities who plan to continue their education in postsecondary institutions, including vocational and career schools, two- and four- year colleges, and universities. Because postsecondary institutions differ significantly from high school, it is imperative that students with disabilities know their rights and responsibilities and self-advocate in order to be successful.
Please use the following GEAR UP Student Service Definitions when determining the Activity Type to assign to a particular activity. It is imperative that you follow these guidelines; as they are being used to evaluate not only the Washington GEAR UP program, but also that of 15 other states. If you have any questions about how to assign an Activity Type, please contact Kelly Keeney at kellyk@wsac.wa.gov.
Contains Washington State GEAR UP letterhead, privacy notices in English and Spanish, media release form, field trip approval form, grade level bench marks, grant sources, and logo usage guidelines.
This pre-visit handout provides students a list of expectations and guidelines to follow during a campus visit.
Sample pre - and post-visit survey. This handout for students. It helps evaluate their experience and changes in their attitudes.
re-visit handout for students. Focuses on college exploration and helping students discover what they'd like to get out of the visit.
This handout is intended for on-campus use by students. It contains suggestions for questions about a variety of aspects of an institution.

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