Success Story: Jovany Romero header image
Jovany Romero, now a sophomore at Western Oregon University, advises students to learn from his mistakes: "Have back up plans, if things don't go as planned...and finish applications way before the due date!"


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.


College Application 2013 Results header image
Almost every GEAR UP school participated in Oregon's second annual College Application Week - with impressive results.


Program Steps BHHS Seniors Through College Applicaton Process header image
The Curry Coastal Pilot covered College Application Week at Brookings-Harbor High School.


Success Story: Ryley Skelton header image
A graduate of McKay High School, Ryley Skelton is pursuing her interest in math at Willamette University.


Promising Practice: Raising Rigor header image
Our schools know that students who take challenging courses in high school are better prepared to succeed in college - so they are supporting teachers with professional learning communities, reworking curriculum, and providing online options for students.


Promising Practice: Creating a College-Going Culture header image
It's more than just pennants in the hallways and an occasional college visit (although these are valuable, too!) Read how several of our schools are changing their cultures to emphasize college readiness for students, parents and staff.


Success Story: Yanely Rivas header image
A junior at the University of Oregon, Yanely Rivas is committed to being involved and giving back to her community.


Students Prepare for Future at GEAR UP College Fair header image
Taft High School held a College Fair that brought over 30 representatives from public and private universities, trade schools and the Armed Forces to Taft, Newport, Waldport and Toledo juniors and seniors.


Because of GEAR UP... header image
Students, parents and teachers wrote postcards to elected officials as part of National GEAR UP Week - sharing their plans for after high school and the role of GEAR UP.