California GEAR UP provides PIQE to all of their schools to engage families in the college access initiatives already going on as part of being a GEAR UP school. PIQE provides a nine week coursework that teaches families about college, financial aid, student advocacy, and positive education community activism. Upon completion of the coursework, families celebrate with an awards dinner where certificates are presented to families that guarantee a place in a CSU school as long as they meet the schools admission requirements.
Robertson is another great example of a school with the California GEAR UP commitment to academic excellence and college access for ALL students. Special thanks to the GEAR UP team at Robertson for their hard work and dedication to their students.