Photo: A Stanfield Secondary School student celebrates his postsecondary plan during Decision Day.
In addition to the 38 schools in these communities, we served over 100 other Oregon schools through our Affiliate program and our statewide initiatives.
Each year, a GEAR UP Team of educators implemented school-specific plans focusing on five key areas of college and career readiness.
Oregon GEAR UP provided data, professional development and one-on-one coaching in addition to funds to support this work.
we implemented a plan that got everyone in the school involved, encouraged our students to reach their full potential, and helped and encouraged our staff to acknowledge and celebrate the growth and progress of our students. -Chelsea Wedam, Chiloquin Junior/Senior High School
Photo: A La Pine High School teacher tests out new distance learning technology.
Through coronavirus, wildfires, and other challenges, our schools and staff adapted to supporting students in new ways.
We provided additional funds for schools to help students learn safely either at home or at school.
Educators participated in virtual professional development, coaching, and planning sessions.
the flexibility, agility, and resilience shown - especially this year but always. We appreciate your amazing efforts and dedication! -GEAR UP team member
Photo: Making plans for the future starts early in the Umatilla School District.
Oregon Goes To College is our statewide initiative that helps students apply, pay and go to college.
We also funded seven community colleges in GEAR UP communities to target student success and persistence.
Oregon Goes to College has shifted the college-going culture by creating three inspiring events to support students on their path after high school." -Vicky Roller, Counselor, Newport High School
Photo: Klamath Union High School seniors who graduated with a certificate from Klamath Community College.
GEAR UP works. From Cave Junction to Elgin, Boardman to Dayton, our schools have built college-going cultures and are supporting students postsecondary plans.
has helped make system change in that ALL of my students (and future students) will always know that college is possible for ANYONE. -GEAR UP Coordinator