THE BRONX GEAR UP NETWORK  

  12th Grade Student Survey: 2022
  


The purpose of this survey is to share your thoughts about The Bronx GEAR UP Network program. Please answer the following questions about school, your future plans, and opinions about the program. Your individual responses are confidential; responses are combined before they are presented, and will not be shared in a way that can identify you.  



Please select your school:


1. What grade are you in?

2. What is the HIGHEST level of education that you expect to obtain? (Choose only one option)

3. What is the MAIN REASON you would NOT continue your education? (Choose only the main reason, if any.)
 

4. How important to your future is getting an education beyond high school?

 
 
Yes
No
5. Did you do any research into college and career options this year?
6. Do you understand what you need to do to get the career(s) you’re interested in?
7. Has anyone from your school or GEAR UP ever spoken with you about the availability of financial aid to help you pay for college?
8. Has anyone from your school or GEAR UP ever spoken with you about college entrance requirements that you need to take in high school in order to prepare for college?
9. Do you think that you could afford to attend a public four-year college using financial aid, scholarships, and your family’s resources?
10. Do you have a college savings account?

11. All majors are available at all universities.

12. In New York, what do you think it costs in 2021-22 to attend a four-year public college/university full-time for one year for tuition and required fees only? This does NOT include housing, books, or living expenses.

13. Which application needs to be completed in order to apply for federal financial aid at any public/private college or university?

14. I am prepared for college.

15. How helpful have these GEAR UP activities been in helping you in school or preparing you for college? If you did not participate or it wasn’t offered, mark Not Applicable.
 
 
Very Helpful
Helpful
Somewhat Helpful
Not Helpful
Not Applicable
a. Afterschool/Saturday academic enrichment in math, science, reading/writing, other subjects (includes Saturday GEAR UP)
b. Skills-building such as study skills, managing time, financial literacy (paying for college)
c. Test preparation such as Regents, specialized high school admission test
d. Read to Succeed/Book distribution/”Meet the Author” at the New York Public Library
e. College awareness such as CollegeEd, college visits
f. Career awareness such as listening to guest speakers, visiting employers/jobs, learning about careers

What is your level of agreement with the following statements?
 
 
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neutral
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
16. Using computers has helped me improve my reading skills.
17. Using computers has helped me improve my math skills.
18. Using computers has helped me improve my research skills.

19. Because of my participation in GEAR UP activities…
 
 
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neutral
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
a. I have a better understanding of the graduation requirements for high school.
b. I have a better understanding of the entrance requirements for college.
c. I have a better understanding of my post-secondary education options.
d. I have a better understanding of how to pay for college.