The Oregon GEAR UP model is a flexible framework that allows schools to partner with many existing programs that serve students, families and educators.
Students at Camas Valley Charter School get hands-on experience with technology in classes that also explore careers in STEM fields.
Newport High School's first annual Trivia Night accomplished two goals: strengthening community support and raising funds for college and career readiness programs.
Mentoring has many benefits for students including increased academic achievement and college enrollment. GEAR UP schools help students explore college and careers using mentors in a variety of ways.
Rogue River Junior/Senior High School is educating school staff to use restorative practices in order to build relationships and a safer school climate.
College campus visits are one way of encouraging students to see themselves as college students. Therefore, Oregon GEAR UP held a series of workshops designed to help colleges design developmentally-appropriate college visits for younger students.
Graduating from high school is the first step towards postsecondary education. Our schools celebrate students' accomplishments and their plans for the futures in many creative ways.
GEAR UP schools use data to guide their work and create shared goals among educators, families and the community by communicating results in a variety of ways.
From understanding the student loan process to managing a budget, learning about personal finance is critical for future college students. Schools can help students by incorporating financial education into the curriculum and requiring more math classes.

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