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Programs Overview

Hamilton Middle School Programs Overview
Hamilton has several mentoring programs and strategies to promote a positive and scholarly student, staff, parent, and community climate to include the following:
WEB Program (Where Everybody Belongs) is a middle school transition program that welcomes 6th/7th graders and makes them feel comfortable throughout the first year of their middle school experience. Members of the 8th grade class are trained to act as positive role models, motivators, leaders and teachers who guide the 6th/7th graders to discover what it takes to be successful in middle school. Schools have reported that WEB has helped reduce bullying and discipline issues, as well as increased student safety and connection for the whole school.
GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is a program that aims to increase the number of students who are prepared to enter and succeed in college. GEAR UP offers services that promote academic preparation for college and facilitates an understanding of the necessary requirements and costs of attending college. The GEAR UP grant will follow the students through high school.
GEAR UP Services
  • Academic, financial, career, and /or personal counseling
  • Career exploration
  • Information on post-secondary education
  • Exposure to college campus
  • Information on student financial assistance
  • Assistance in completing college admissions and financial aid applications
  • Workshops for the families of participants
  • Skill Development and tutoring
  • Field trips
  • Summer program