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MHS GEAR UP parents and family members have opportunity to seek GED

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Mission, Texas – Mission High School (MHS) has been invited to participate in a new initiative, GED for All & Elevate Beyond for GEAR UP, presented by Region One ESC Office of College, Career and Life Readiness (OCCLR) in partnership with RGV FOCUS. It provides all the tools necessary for parents and their family members to obtain their GED. MHS currently has two parents, E. Guerrero and J. Ramirez, and they are on track to test in May.

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MHS GEAR UP Facilitators, Angelica Gomez-Gonzalez and Nelda Ramirez, were tasked with recruiting their GEAR UP Parents & Family members who were interested in obtaining their GED (or High School Equivalency) and provide support to continue into a certificate or post-secondary option. GEAR UP Parents & Family members will have the opportunity to receive all four (4) GED exams paid, along with support and online resources in all content areas.

“We are extremely proud to have received this opportunity through the GEAR UP grant for our parents and their family members that seek to obtain their GED,” states Sandra Rodriguez, MHS principal. “We will continue to advocate for education not only for our students, but for our parents and their families too.”

In addition, and as part of this initiative, Region One OCCLR team commits to deliver participating parents and family members instruction on how to register on myged.com to begin testing, two (2) one-hour trainings, access to online content resources, and college and career transition support (virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic).

“Mission CISD would like to thank Region One ESC for this initiative that benefits our GEAR UP parents and their family members,” states Dr. Carol G. Perez, Superintendent. “It is through our collaborative efforts that we can continue to offer our students, parents, and community programs like the GED for All & Elevate Beyond for GEAR UP.” 

The GED for All & Elevate Beyond for GEAR UP was part of Governor Abbott’s plan to elevate Texas’ higher education system, aimed to ensure 60 percent of Texas’ adult workforce achieves a postsecondary education credential by 2030.

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