Lowell High School is increasing opportunities for students to receive rigorous instruction, in large part due to targeted professional development.


As a recent retiree, Dee Ragsdale wasn't planning on starting a new job. But her dedication to helping students and the community led her to be the GEAR UP Coordinator at Central Curry School District.


Over 100 students from six high schools heard advice from a panel of professionals in a variety of roles related to athletics.


It's been a busy year! Find out more about where, how, why and how we know GEAR UP works.


Visiting a college campus is a powerful experience for middle and high school students who may not see themselves as college material.


What did you do this summer? GEAR UP staff, educators and students stayed busy attending conferences, workshops, camps and programs across the state.


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.


Kay Graham, principal and director of curriculum/instruction at Lowell Junior/Senior High School, has spent her career committed to helping others expand their possibilities through education.


GEAR UP schools maintain contact with their recent graduates to provide a bridge of support through students' first year of postsecondary education.


A graduate of Taft 7-12 School in Lincoln City, Samantha Kuk credits an 8th grade GEAR UP class as a starting point in her college journey that has taken her to the University of Oregon.