Welcome to the Urban Consortium at Passaic County Community College!
The Urban Consortium houses three Pre-College Programs:
- College Bound/GEAR-UP Program (SMT)
- PCCC GEAR-UP Program
- Upward Bound Program
July 6 – August 13, 2020
Virtual Field Trips
7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13
PCCC Gear Up 8th Graduation Recognition Week
6/22 – 6/26
Gear Up Family Day
7/22 and 8/12
Upward Bound HS Senior Graduation Recognition Week
6/22 – 6/26
College Bound Grade 8 and Grade 12 Virtual Recognition Ceremony
6/29 – 7/2
College Bound / Gear-Up (Science, Math, Technology) (Back to top of page)
College Bound/GEAR-UP Program is designed to provide academic enrichment and support for 6th – 12th grade students who currently attend target schools in the Paterson School District.
The College Bound/GEAR UP program seeks to provide learning opportunities that parallel college prep curriculum, incorporates the NJSLS (New Jersey Student Learning Standards) Curriculum Content standards (CCCS), expands opportunities for hands-on activities, and supports students to select and pursue college majors and careers in the areas of Science, Math or Technology.
GEAR-UP Partnership (Back to top of page)
Gaining Early Awareness & Readiness for Undergraduate Programs! This program is a partnership with Paterson Public Schools, specifically with Don Bosco Technical Academy’s (DBTA) eighth grade class of 2020. This program provides academic, counseling and financial literacy services to the DBTA Class of 2020 through their first year of college. Students are supported through workshops, Saturday Academy, Summer Program, field trips, parent events, comprehensive mentoring and more.
PCCC GEAR UP’s vision is that all students are academically, socially, and financially prepared to enter and complete the postsecondary program or institution of their choice. GEAR UP seeks to build a strong partnership between students, their parents/guardians and schools to ensure student success!