What is West Virginia GEAR UP?
WV GEAR UP is a federally funded, six-year program aimed at Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs.
GEAR UP provides rigorous educational services to help students plan, apply and pay for education and training beyond high school. The program serves schools within ten counties
Online surveys are available from May 1, 2013 – June 14, 2013. Please have your Teacher ID ready to login to the survey.
Please tell us about your experiences by clicking on the link below.
Our GEAR UP students have created mini-documentaries on the impact of the West Virginia GEAR UP program and College Foundation of West Virginia initiative. Congrats to Scott High School for submitting the winning entry in the 2013 competition! Scott students will get to design this year's HEROs t-shirt!
Students in WV GEAR UP schools can be HEROs (Higher Education Readiness Officers). HEROs help their school, their classmates and their community to dream big and get ready for college.They rally their communities to help everyone have a chance to succeed. Click here to go to the HEROs news page
The fourth annual GEAR UP U! summer academy will be held at Concord University from June 11 through June 15. Click here
to see pics and videos from last year and apply to attend this year!
West Virginia GEAR UP hosts dozens of events in our communities each year. Click here
to learn about things happening in your area, or to sign up for an event you want to attend.