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GAINS Program



We are excited to kick off a new year! Please follow the link below to fill out the application.

All applications are due FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th.





Other IMPORTANT dates:


Tuesday, October 9th 6:30-7:30  MANDATORY Orientation meeting for all GAINS members and their families

Friday, October 5th at lunch FIRST GAINS meeting- pizza provided



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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. 

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