An Alternative
School for Self Starters

SKILLS ARE BUILT, NOT BORN

 
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What is GearUp Academy?

A nontraditional learning opportunity for high school students that blends online courses and real life skills so that every student earns their high school diploma and becomes a successful and independent member of the community. The interactions at the academy will focus on fostering entrepreneurial skills as well as the development of effective leaders.

 

Mission

We will help our students develop their abilities and fulfill their hopes and dreams, and do it in a way that benefits them as well as the community at large.   

 

The Academy:

01.

Provides a safe, comfortable environment where students are respected and listened to.

 

02.

Promotes experiential learning through hands-on practice and off-site explorations.

 

03.

Fosters the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

04.

Collaborates with other professionals to enhance the learning experience.

 
 

"Change is the end result of all true learning."

Leo Buscaglia

 

 
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The Academy also:

 

05.

Upholds high expectations and standards for each student.

06.

Encourages entrepreneurial ideas and research.

07.

Promotes civic responsibility as well as leadership development.

08.

Maintains procedures and consequences, not rules and punishments.

 
 

Downtown Flint

We are excited to be part of the entrepreneurial resurgence happening in Downtown Flint. The Historic Dryden Building, on the bricks, sets the perfect environment alongside startups, coworking spaces, and an exciting energy for our unique learning environment. 

The Dryden
601 S Saginaw St
Flint, MI 

 

Ready for a new kind of educational experience?

Learn More Today

 
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