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Tincher Honored for College Prep

Tincher Preparatory School (K-8) has earned the title of Outstanding Leadership Team for Southern California GEAR UP, recognizing the school’s exemplary college preparedness efforts.

Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs is funded through federal grants to assist high-poverty middle and high schools.

Tincher Site Coordinator David Thompson and Facilitator Tim Schugt accepted the honor.  The award recognizes the school’s collaborative and successful implementation of its GEAR UP plan, including efforts to help all students succeed academically.

Working with California GEAR UP, Tincher has created a college-bound atmosphere including a Tincher Student Union used to research high school and college, and university posters featuring Tincher students.  The school also has provided related training opportunities for several teachers in the middle grades.

After repeatedly meeting or exceeding state targets for academic growth, Tincher two years ago became the first Long Beach school, and the first K-8 school in the state, to be named a “School to Watch” by the California Middle Grades Alliance.

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