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Phone: (785) 864-3415
Fax: (785) 864-0399

Center for Educational Opportunity Programs
305 J.R. Pearson Hall
1122 West Campus Road
Lawrence, KS 66045

APEX GEAR UP is a federally funded program (U.S.D.E.) designed to increase the number of students from low income families who are prepared to enter and succeed in post secondary education. APEX GEAR UP is unique from other initiatives. This program supports academic achievement of students attending 4th to 12th grades who are residents of the KCK Public Housing complexes.

Talent Search/TRIO serves young people in grades six through twelve offering counseling, information and college admissions requirements, scholarships and various student financial aid programs.

GEAR UP Programs provide an array of education services, career exploration activities and other enrichment opportunities to students who attend Argentine, Arrowhead, Eisenhower, and Rosedale Middle Schools, and Sumner Academy in Kansas City, Kansas. GEAR UP serves the classes of 2017 and 2018, with the goal of preparing these students for postsecondary education.

Harvest of Hope Leadership Academy (HHLA) is a 3-week summer residential program on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence. Taking place each June, HHLA provides academic enrichment, leadership development, and college preparation for 50 high school students eligible for migrant education services. 

Math and Science Center
helps students from low-income families strengthen math and science skills. In addition, students learn computer technology as well as English, foreign language and study skills. The services and programs offered by the Math and Science Center allow students to enhance and sharpen their analytical skills and provide a foundation for success in math and science fields.

Upward Bound helps young students prepare for higher education. Participants receive instruction in literature, composition, mathematics and science at KU on Saturdays and during the summer.