The good news: our schools are using data to strategically expand their college and career readiness programming and students and families have a greater awareness of the college process.


GEAR UP schools support students by sharing scholarship opportunities, starting the process early, providing time during the school day, and celebrating scholarship recipients.


Over half of GEAR UP schools participate in Oregon's ASPIRE program, which helps meet our goal of building caring relationships between students and adult mentors focused on postsecondary access.


Borrow these ideas from Oregon GEAR UP schools to show off your school's college-going culture by providing visual reminders that promote and celebrate the expectation of college attendance.


Oregon GEAR UP schools are helping more students take college admissions tests by preparing students ahead of time, providing motivation to do well, and offering the tests for all students.


Katarina Smith is committed to putting students first. As the GEAR UP Coordinator at Rogue River Junior/Senior High School, she is creative, organized, and dedicated to supporting students' postsecondary plans.


Hermiston High School was part of the first cohort of GEAR UP schools from 2002-2008 and leveraged the program's resources to create hands-on, real-world learning and build a supportive college-going culture.


Ninth grade is critical for student success. A variety of programs at GEAR UP schools help ninth graders with the academic and social transition to high school.


Find out how we supported educators, students and families in creating college-going cultures in 2018-19.


It was a busy summer! GEAR UP staff, educators and students learned new skills while attending conferences, workshops, camps and programs across the state.