Brad Kudlac, the GEAR UP coordinator and principal at Culver Middle School, knows firsthand the importance of early exposure to a college campus and the influence of teachers and parents on student outcomes.
After graduating from La Pine High School, Kati Newcomb jumped into college life at the University of Oregon. She continues to give back to GEAR UP by serving as a student leader during summer programs.
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.
7,500+ students. 72 college visits. 89% of students aspiring to college. Just a few of the noteworthy numbers from the 2015-16 academic year for Oregon GEAR UP!
Our students, educators and staff had a busy summer with a conference, workshop and multiple camps.
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.
We're thankful for the dedication of Carrie Davis, Yoncalla High School's GEAR UP coordinator, business and health teacher, and FBLA advisor extraordinaire.
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.
Brittany Figueroa is a graduate of Pacific High School in Port Orford and studying visual communications design at WOU.

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