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The Office of P-16 Initiatives hosts a number of events throughout the school year to help build the college-going culture in schools and create knowledge around the college-going process. 

Path to College Events

The Path to College events are designed to help schools to grow their college-going culture and build educational aspirations of high school students. The Path to College series consists of four events, each of which focuses on a critical part of the college-going process.  Any secondary school, public or private, including elementary, middle, and high schools, can participate in the Path to College events. For more background and information on the Path to College events, click here or click on an individual event below.

National GEAR UP Week

GEAR UP TN Collaboratives are encouraged to participate in National GEAR UP Week to encourage recognition and awareness of the GEAR UP program.  Check back here in the summer for more information on the 2015 National GEAR UP Week. 

GEAR UP TN Youth Summit

The GEAR UP TN Youth Summit is a two-day summer event for students in the Class of 2018 at a GEAR UP TN school. For more information about the GEAR UP TN Youth Summit, click here.

Important Dates and Events for the School Year

Thinking of creating a new event but trying to find the best time to host it? Here are some of the key dates for Tennessee schools, such as ACT test dates, College App Week, major conferences, and more.