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GEAR UP: Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programming!

Focus Group: 10th Grade Class - Cohorts for class of 2020.

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Guest Presenter: Marc Mero - "Champion of Choice"


Marc Mero’s “Time is Now!” Presented at Safford High School and addressed the issues of bullying, suicide prevention, substance abuse, goal setting, dreaming big, making positive choices and achieving your highest potential. A former WWC and WWE Wrestling Champion, Marc has an extraordinary ability to connect with students and people of all ages and walks of life.

We want to thank Kathy Grimes and Graham County Substance Abuse Coalition in conjunction with EAC GEAR UP sponsored Marc to come in and delivered his powerful message. Safford High School appreciates the opportunity to help our students learn, love, and heal.

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Free ACT / SAT Practice Program

Safford High School is trying out the Method Test Prep program. MTP is an online ACT / SAT prep program and this year it is a free trial to all Safford HS.

This is a great opportunity for your child to have a practice site which comes with ACT / SAT test assessments in addition to many practice lessons with video and scripted explanations of each question. Attached is the link information for your students to set up an account and start practicing for the ACT /SAT assessments. See Mrs. Leitzke's email to get your students code for activation or refer to the hand out I gave them in English classes. If you have any issue feel free to contact me.

All 10th graders will be taking the ACT Aspire in November, students will have several weeks of practice to prepare for the official practice test from ACT. Please encourage your student to take advantage of this opportunity.

Click here to be redirected to the link mentioned above.

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ACT Aspire Testing for 10th Grade

ACT Aspire assesses student readiness in English, Math, Reading, Science, and Writing. It connects student growth from grades 3-8 and early high school in the context of college and career readiness. ACT Aspire incorporates multiple question types including constructed response, selected response, and technology-enhanced items to better assess student knowledge and provide more meaningful insights.

Testing dates this fall: November 13th - 16th.

In download link on this site are ACT practice tests to practice. Also, included is the outline for use of calculators on the ACT Aspire math testing portion. If you want to used a calculator check permitted list for the one you are allowed to use. The school will not provide you with a calculator to use.


National GEAR UP week is September 18th – 22rd, 2017. GEAR UP stands for “Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programming”. Safford High School’s Sophomores are in EAC’s GEAR UP program.

The GEAR UP week is full of activities: Watch the SHS announcements during the week for activities going on and video's students have developed for National GEAR UP Week.

Activity Outline:
Monday - Dream Walls - English Classes
Tuesday - Motivational career/college sayings throughout school. Video presentation on dream walls.
Wednesday - Virtual College Tours
Thursday - College Gear Day - T-shirts/Jersey representing your favorite college.

"Learners Today - Leaders Tomorrow's!"

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Graham County Substance Abuse Awareness Conference

Great job to the GEAR UP Leadership Team on their Social Media Presentation at the Graham County Substance Abuse Awareness Conference. The team created and present a Social Media presentation to over 100 students grades 8-12. Thank you to Kathy Grimes for inviting GEAR UP - Safford to be a part of the conference and the opportunity for our students to present on an important social issue.

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Parents to recieve EAC GEAR UP text messages through the Remind Texting service go to "downloads" and follow directions provided.
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