A graduate of Cottage Grove High School, Jordan Hagewood balances coaching and working with his studies at the University of Oregon.

 

Need help creating a college-going culture at your school? Rural, low-income schools in Oregon can apply to participate in our two-year Affiliate Program.

 

College admissions representatives don't often have the time or budget to travel to rural schools. Therefore, we piloted a virtual visits program that allowed college staff to meet with prospective high school students at GEAR UP schools.

 

More students than ever are earning college credit in high school - which may help them enroll and succeed in college.

 

The key to expanding Klamath Union High School's successful concurrent enrollment programs? Starting early and talking about careers and high school classes while still in middle school.

 

In the 10 years since Sabrina Miller graduated from high school, she became the first member of her family to earn a college degree, worked for two college access programs and is currently in graduate school.

 

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.

 

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