GEAR UP North Carolina

GEAR UP stands for “Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs” and is a national college access initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Education. As a state grantee, GEAR UP NC implements the following program model serving students, families, and educators from 2012-19.

  • Four cohorts of students in target schools starting with the 7th graders and following them through high school graduation and into the 1st year of postsecondary education. Cohorts of 7th grade students begin in 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, and 2015-16.
  • 12th grade students annually in target schools, serving students through high school graduation and into the 1st year of postsecondary education.
  • Statewide dissemination of college access information.


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RT @RallsScott: This Way Up: Mobility in America - "The future will put a premium on technical skill." Mon, 2014-07-21 21:01
Thank you to Donnelle Graham for 15 years of service to GEARUP NC! @ABSSGEARUP @GEARUP_Pamlico @GEARUP_Person Mon, 2014-07-21 10:27
@no_wax_nate Awesome job with @ExchangeVocal! Mon, 2014-07-21 10:11
#adreamrealized #gearupworks @edpartnerships We can succeed beyond what we imagine! The reward is more work. Bring it on! @chakafattah Mon, 2014-07-21 09:51
@chakafattah Thank you Congressman Fattah for your ongoing support of GEAR UP! @edpartnerships #gearupworks Mon, 2014-07-21 09:46
RT @lenoirrhyne: You've got this! Fall semester is just around the corner! Start your week with some #MondayMotivation! #LRU #LRU18 http://… Mon, 2014-07-21 09:40
@edpartnerships #gearupworks Teachers, Please plan to attend Session 123 @SASeducator SAS Curriculum Pathways is a free resource! Mon, 2014-07-21 09:39
@AdvisingBoston @BostonSchools Tue, 2014-07-15 13:58
@GEARUP_Person Huge congratulations to Brandon Bumpass as he begins GUALA! Wed, 2014-06-25 08:02
RT @waketechcc: MT @wtcc_grants: An all-star team at #WakeTech kicks off the @NSF #ATE MODEL 3D project! @KeetonCheryl @WTCC_AET http://t.c… Thu, 2014-05-29 14:01
#gearupworks. We're doing something right!! Districts are asking for training in using data! Yes y'all, we can do that! Thu, 2014-05-15 14:18
#gearupworks Sen. Howard Lee: we can put stumbling blocks in the path of students or we can put down stepping stones. Thu, 2014-05-15 10:21
RT @arneduncan: Ted Mitchell has been confirmed as the new Under Secretary for @usedgov ! We are thrilled to have him on board. Thu, 2014-05-15 10:18
#gearupworks Senator Howard Lee. GEAR UP is the last hope for some students. We want all students to be successful. Thu, 2014-05-15 10:09
RT @GEARUPToday: Whoever u are, wherever u are, thank a teacher today for #TeacherAppreciationWeek because... Fri, 2014-05-09 11:38
RT @CommunityCCRC: Chart on college cost disease: @JoanneLeeJacobs @costofcollege Fri, 2014-05-09 11:37
RT @HispanicEd: Cultural competency & family engagement key to supporting & promoting Latino h.s. completion and postsec enrollment & persi… Fri, 2014-05-09 11:33
RT @durhamtech: Durham Tech's own Dr. Constanza Gomez-Joines outlines the college's programs that support college access. #hispanicED http:… Fri, 2014-05-09 11:32
RT @RallsScott: Sean Bulson,Wilson K12 Supt.: NC should leverage great success of Early colleges to address workforce #Align4NCWorks http:… Fri, 2014-05-09 10:58
@HispanicEd former GEAR UP NC Spanish Services Manager Donna Williams at the WHIEEH college access summit! Fri, 2014-05-09 10:57