Oregon received its first six-year GEAR UP grant in 2002, working with 16 clusters (consisting of a high school and one or more feeder middle schools) around the state. A second federal grant began in 2008 with a focus on supporting 12 new rural communities. An additional group of 10 clusters, concentrated in Curry, Coos, and Douglas counties, joined in 2011, with support from The Ford Family Foundation. A third federal GEAR UP in 2014 served 21 communities until 2021. In 2022 we welcomed 10 new rural communities that will be served until 2029.
Click on the name of a community to learn about the schools involved. To see former GEAR UP sites, click on the icon in the upper left-hand corner of the map.
|Bonanza||Bonanza Junior/Senior High School|
|Gervais||Gervais Middle and High Schools|
|Gilchrist||Gilchrist Junior/Senior High School|
|Mapleton||Mapleton Junior/Senior High School|
|Pilot Rock||Pilot Rock Junior/Senior High School|
|Prospect||Prospect Charter School|
|Rockaway Beach||Neah-Kah-Nie Middle and High Schools|
|St. Helens||St Helens Middle School, St Helens High School, St. Helens Virtual Academy and Plymouth High School|
|Toledo||Toledo Junior and Senior High Schools|
|Waldport||Waldport Middle and High Schools|