Promising Practice: Sustaining a College-Going Culture header image
With funds from The Ford Family Foundation, former GEAR UP schools are sustaining and building the capacity of post-secondary education awareness, readiness, and enrollment efforts.

 

Promising Practice: Online Mentoring header image
Bi-weekly virtual chats connect college student mentors with K-12 classrooms as part of the Beaver Hangouts program developed by Oregon State University.

 

Promising Practice: Onsite Admissions header image
College Application Week events at some GEAR UP schools included "instant" admission - and acceptance - to public colleges.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Promising Practice: Alumni Care Packages header image
Hermiston High School students keep alumni in college motivated by sending care packages with sweet treats and encouraging notes. Learn about other ways to help support college students, too!

 

Promising Practice: March Madness header image
March Madness isn't just about basketball at Myrtle Point Junior/Senior High School. Students learned about different colleges, bracketology, and postsecondary options over the course of several weeks in conjunction with the NCAA basketball tournament.

 

Promising Practice: Career Fair and Community header image
Pacific High School collaborated with local businesses and organizations for their first Career Fair and secured community support for future college and career ready initiatives.

 

Promising Practice: Scholarship Week header image
In addition to helping students with college applications and the FAFSA, GEAR UP schools are making scholarship applications a priority for seniors.

 

Promising Practice: FAFSA Workshops header image
Financial aid is a critical piece for many students who want to go on to college - but the forms can be daunting. Our schools help students and families with informational workshops and hands-on sessions.

 

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