Parents Role

Parental involvement in a student’s school efforts positively impacts school culture, educator achievement, and increases the likelihood for overall higher graduation rates per high school. GEAR UP Utah is prepared to help you as you support your students and community. If your child is a student at one of our participating schools and is interested in joining GEAR UP Utah, please submit an online application or contact our office at (801) 863-6000.

Importance of Parent Support

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The Utah State Board of Education regularly conducts studies to understand the importance of family engagement in a student’s academic efforts. Regular check-ins, positive teacher-parent relations, and parental help on learning projects were consistently ranked most important when measuring how parents can best support students for long-term academic and career success.