Visiting a college campus is a powerful experience for middle and high school students who may not see themselves as college material.
College is any type of education or training after high school. GEAR UP schools help students explore a wide range of postsecondary programs and careers that may not require a 4-year degree.
GEAR UP schools maintain contact with their recent graduates to provide a bridge of support through students' first year of postsecondary education.
The College & Career Center is a welcoming and colorful addition to Lebanon High School that stays in constant use.
The Juntos program empowers Latino families with the knowledge, skills, and resources to help students access college.
Who says college and career readiness can't be fun? At Lorna Byrne Middle School, students put their knowledge to the test as part of a college and career carnival, complete with prizes.
GEAR UP schools foster a college-going culture with regularly scheduled college t-shirt days that encourage students to reach higher and involve staff in communicating the expectation of higher education.
Attendance counts! GEAR UP schools are using data and proven techniques to increase awareness and engagement among staff, students and parents.
Culver Middle School and Lowell Junior/Senior High School help students explore college options and hone their research and presentation skills during student-led college fairs.
The Oregon GEAR UP model is a flexible framework that allows schools to partner with many existing programs that serve students, families and educators.

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