The purpose of this funding is to enable 7th through 12th grade students to be prepared for college and/or careers. Activities supported by this funding should expose students to the various choices, options, requirements and/or pathways related to college or selected careers. All activities need to align with Hawaii P-20 college access and enrollment strategies:
1) Improve college and career readiness through early academic preparation; 2) Expand college-level learning opportunities for high school students; 3) Increase access to postsecondary options for every student; and 4) Increase postsecondary enrollment and successful first-year completion.
All field trips are to be well-planned with definite purpose and follow-through in the classroom. Students should understand the objectives of the field trip and their relevance to the classroom curriculum and college/career preparation.
A request with the bus quote should be submitted no later than 3 weeks prior to the event. Requests and quotes submitted less than 3 weeks prior to the event may not be approved. After your request is received, we will email you within a week to inform you of your approval or if we need additional information from you.
Please make sure to have a quote from your bus company on hand before completing this form. An upload of the quote is required to complete and submit this request.
Please direct inquiries regarding your bus request submittal to Susan Uno, GEAR UP Project Manager at (808) 956-5691.