GEAR UP Kentucky is working with 12 school districts, as well as their students and families and surrounding communities, to research, identify and test strategies for reproducing a sustainable college-going culture. For the cycle of the grant, 2018-2025, the districts are

  • Bath County
  • Bourbon County
  • Bracken County
  • Covington Independent
  • Fleming County
  • Frankfort Independent
  • Marion County
  • Mason County
  • Mercer County
  • Paris Independent
  • Pendleton County
  • Robertson County

Services are aligned to the Four Pillars of Student Success, a theoretical framework used to engage, develop and mobilize students and their key influencers in pursuit of student success.



The Summer TLA experience is  going virtual. We know we can’t be together in person this year, but we are moving everything online and in typical CTL fashion, it is going to be incredible! Check back for more information, and be sure to let your colleagues know so they can join the party!


Professional Workshop 2020

We are incorporating our workshops and TLA experience this summer to bring you a variety of professional learning experiences. Check with your school administrators to save your spot before they all fill up. 


CTL works with GEAR UP Kentucky to help schools meet state college and career readiness requirements through increased rigor for all students. CTL conducts two types of customized professional learning for GEAR UP Kentucky:

  • Summer Teacher & Leader Academies designed to support teams of teachers aligning instruction and expectations to the latest college readiness research. The week-long, immersive experiences support teachers and administrators in working together to build a college-going culture
  • Extended Workshops targeting topics schools and districts have identified as being areas of need across the project. Topics range from engaging readers from all levels to integrating postsecondary skills into everyday, classroom instruction.

Additionally, CTL is providing technical assistance, professional learning and teacher coaching to promote student growth and meet district needs in all content areas  As part of its technical assistance, CTL works with GEAR UP KY to implement its college readiness strategies curriculum to support all students in being prepared for postsecondary success, and helps design and present their annual conference.