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.
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  • 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.

GEAR UP NC on Twitter (@GEARUPNC)

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RT @GEARUP_Person: Follow @BB_GUALA - he is a 2014 PHS grad, freshman at @UNCG and a national GEAR UP representative! @edpartnerships @GEAR Tue, 2014-09-02 13:33
RT @FAFSA: Getting ready for your 1st year of college? Real students tell you what surprised them the most: http://t.co/wNDLwZuONJ Have tip… Wed, 2014-08-20 08:58
RT @Joy_Resmovits: "Obama Administration Approves NCLB Flexibility Requests for Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi North Carolina and Wisconsin" Thu, 2014-08-14 14:53
RT @Hunt_Institute: #NCed successes: we have an all-time high grad rate, and 11th in world in 4 & 8 grade math! @DrJuneAtkinson #Chambered Thu, 2014-08-14 14:36
#chamberEd Supt. June Atkinson"we have squeezed as much out of the traditional school as possible. We need the partnership with business." Thu, 2014-08-14 14:14
RT @WhiteHouse: We're hosting another #CollegeOpportunity Summit to build partnerships that help prepare more kids for college: http://t.co Thu, 2014-08-14 13:44
RT @WhiteHouse: "A college degree remains one of the surest pathways into the middle class." —@Cecilia44 on ↑ #CollegeOpportunity: http://t… Thu, 2014-08-14 13:42
RT @TBJrealestate: Wake Co projected to hit 1M population on Aug. 22, say deputy county manager Joe Durham #garnerconnect2014 @TriangleBIZJ Thu, 2014-08-14 13:41
RT @TNIGroves: Big list of education grants from Edutopia. Good hunting! http://t.co/fAre3Jn5as Thu, 2014-08-14 12:56
RT @TheJKCF: 5 ways students can get ahead in a #ruralcommunity http://t.co/OiGnJPvZl9 #JKCF #ruraleducation Thu, 2014-08-14 12:51
@JEFordNCTOY Thanks for inspiration at #chamberEd! Thu, 2014-08-14 11:17
RT @NCChamber: We are so pleased to hear from NC Teacher of the Year @JEFordNCTOY on the importance of higher standards #ChamberEd http://t… Thu, 2014-08-14 11:13
#ChamberEd NC Chamber going great work to increase connection between college and education. #stemed #workreadycommunity @NCCommColleges Thu, 2014-08-14 10:47
PCMS Students Attend Summer Camp at Pamlico Community Coll... http://t.co/h2Yzp47iYC #GEARUPWORKS #summerlearning #reachhigher Tue, 2014-08-12 15:27
RT @jfftweets: Initiative of the wk: Students at the Center | Using student-centered approaches to engage every student http://t.co/EVha0Ef Tue, 2014-08-12 15:23
RT @kenaninstitute: NC emerging as top state for #entrepreneurship esp. in health and tech #startups. Video story via @UNCTV http://t.co/CR Tue, 2014-07-22 13:47
Teachers, principals. Join session 123 at 3:45 for SAS curriculum pathways. Free resource. @guannualconf @SASeducator Tue, 2014-07-22 13:47
@edpartnerships @ExchangeVocal @no_wax_nate does a video exist? It was priceless! Tue, 2014-07-22 11:11
RT @RallsScott: This Way Up: Mobility in America - "The future will put a premium on technical skill." http://t.co/NqJFvMvIf5 Mon, 2014-07-21 21:01
Thank you to Donnelle Graham for 15 years of service to GEARUP NC! @ABSSGEARUP @GEARUP_Pamlico @GEARUP_Person http://t.co/1qu2rMyAS5 Mon, 2014-07-21 10:27