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GAINS Program

GAINS INFORMATIONAL MEETINGThursday, September 19 @lunch

Come find out what GAINS is all about!

We will be holding an informational meeting on Thursday, September 19th during both lunches. Please bring your lunch to the library to hear more about what we have in store this year.  

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What is GAINS?

GAINS stands for Girls Achieving in Non-Traditional Subjects.  GAINS runs from 6th grade through 12th grade in most secondary SCUSD schools.  

The program's main goal is to encourage girls interest in math and science careers, as well as to introduce them to careers that they might not normally consider.  

GAINS meets the first Friday monthly during lunch in the library.  During these meetings, girls have the opportunity to hear a female speaker from the community talk about the career path she took to get to where she is today.  They will learn about the many different careers available out in the world, as well as educational opportunity.  Pizza and water are provided at meetings, however members may eat their normal lunch in the library as well. 

Attendance is required at scheduled events!!  If students cannot attend an event, they must inform Mrs. Ash or Mrs. Jackson (via email - see directory) so that the absence is excused and students will not be dropped from GAINS activites. 

GAINS stresses personal responsibility.

TO OUR PETERSON COMMUNITY:  We are always looking for new and exciting speakers to come and visit our GAINS girls.  If you know of any influential women in the workforce, please contact Mrs. Jackson or Mrs. Ash.  Our girls have shown interest in the following professions:  architecture, cardiology, judge, lawyer, pilot or athlete.  These are just a few ideas. 

Orientation meeting

The GAINS district orientation meeting will be on Tuesday, October 8th at the Wilcox High School Theater from 6:30-7:45pm. This is a night for parents of GAINS girls to find out more about our program. 

More information to follow. 

**This is a mandatory meeting for all GAINS girls and parents


GAINS Application 


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GAINS Advisors
Danielle Ash (408) 423-2871 6th Grade, Yearbook Teacher
Margaret Jackson (408) 423-2966 Read 180 / EL Teacher