Success Story: Jessica Nava header image
Jessica Nava (on left) is starting college strong thanks to GEAR UP. She graduated from Irrigon Junior/Senior High School and is now a freshman at Oregon State University.
College Application Week 2014 header image
Oregon's College Application Week runs from November 3-14 with over 85 sites participating across the state.
Educator Spotlight: Bryan Johnson header image
Bryan Johnson went from playing minor league baseball to leading Stanfield Secondary School as principal (and baseball coach, of course).
Promising Practice: Staff Engagement & Professional Development header image
Myrtle Point High School holds a staff retreat before the school year starts in order to energize and re-focus educators.
Educator Spotlight: Lisa Smart header image
Creative, positive, and hard-working, Lisa Smart (on right in photo) serves as the GEAR UP Coordinator (among many other job titles!) at Reedsport Community Charter School.
More GEAR UP in 2014 header image
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Oregon GEAR UP $2.6 million a year for seven years in order to continue college readiness initiatives in low-income middle and high schools.
Promising Practice: Building Community and Connections header image
North Douglas High School held a kickoff event for students, parents, staff and community members in order to share information and form a network of support.
Success Story: Ian Robins header image
A graduate of McMinnville High School, Ian Robins is a senior and student body president at Whitworth University.
Student Leadership Event 2014 header image
GEAR UP students participated in 3 days of leadership and team-building activities at the University of Oregon.
"Adopt-A-College Student" Expands to GEAR UP Schools header image
In partnership with Oregon State University's Office of Precollege Programs, college students will virtually connect with Oregon GEAR UP classrooms providing mentoring support and a bridge to postsecondary education.

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