Parental involvement is critical to student success. The GatorTRAX program offers parents many opportunities to take an active role in their child's academic development. Parents are highly encouraged to attend, as this may sharpen your math skills and allow you to aid your child with their math homework or other problems they may have in school.

Parent volunteers are needed in the following areas:

  • Help us spread the word about GatorTRAX by contacting all the parents and teachers you know to tell them about our program!
  • Develop a local Empowering Parents group
  • Provide feedback to the GatorTRAX team
  • Are you willing to help? Contact us to let us know how you can help.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: How do I register my child for GatorTRAX?

    A: It's simple! Pre-register your child for a Saturday event using this form, or register the day of the event before the session begins. One form must be filled out for each child. Note: you only need to register your child once. If you have already done so, there is no need to fill out another form.

    Q: How much time must my child commit to GatorTRAX?

    A: About 10 Saturday activities will be conducted throughout the academic year. These are scheduled from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Although students are encouraged to attend all the sessions, they are not mandatory and students should come to whichever sessions they can attend.

    Q: What if my child cannot attend a Saturday activity?

    A: Students selected for GatorTRAX are expected to participate in the scheduled activities. However, it is understood that sometimes schedule conflicts occur. The more sessions that a student can attend, the better, as this gives them more opportunities to learn, but they are not mandatory.

    Q: How are students selected for GatorTRAX?

    A: GatorTRAX was started with a grant from the GE Fund. Its objective is to increase the number of underrepresented students in higher level math classes, specifically African-Americans, Hispanics, and females. However, the program is open to all students who demonstrate an interest in math and who may be struggling with the subject.

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