Gibson Middle School

GEAR UP Staff Member


Sandy Kijanka
GEAR UP School Coordinator
Phone: 702-799-4700 ext. 4010
Email Address: sandy.kijanka@unlv.edu

What Services are offered to Parents?

Parental Workshops:

  • Identifying scholarship and financial aid opportunites
  • Promoting student achievement
  • Supporting transition from high school to college
  • Encouraging parental involvement

Resources for parents who may have academic barriers:

  • GED (General Equivalency Diploma) preparation
  • College admission

What Services are offered to Students?

  • Academic and financial counseling
  • Exposure to academic programs and cultral events
  • Tutoring, after-school isntruction and preparation of college-entrance exams
  • Assistance with completing college admission and financial aid applications
  • Mentoring programs, career exploration and leadership development
  • Information on postsecondary education opportunities
  • College tours
  • College preparation and summer enrichment programs
  • Parent/family involvement and activities
  • Credit retrieval
  • Workshops (financial literacy, study skills, SAT/ACT Prep, etc.)


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