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    Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a discretionary grant program from the U.S. Department of Education designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in post-secondary education.

    The GEAR UP grant will help build a college going culture within our schools by supporting college visits, career exploration and academic planning.  This 7-year partnership provides additional mentoring, advising, and tutor support to current 10th and 11th grade students attending Greeley Central, Greeley West, Northridge and Jefferson High School through their graduation from a District 6 high school.


    Services Provided


    • Tutoring         
    • Scholarships 
    • Educational/Career and Cultural Activities
    • Mentoring
    • Study Skills, Test-Taking Skills
    • Academic Advisement
    • College and Technical School Visits
    • Financial Aid Assistance
    • SAT Test Preparation



    Contact our staff: 
    David Reyes
    GEAR UP Program Coordinator 
    Phone: (970) 348-6310
    Fax: (970) 348-6233
    Cristina Diaz Estrada 
    Central GEAR UP Advisor
    Phone: (970) 348-5104
    Fax: (970) 348-6233
    Sandra Barrera
    Northridge GEAR UP Advisor
    Phone: (970) 348-5262
    Fax: (970) 348-6039


    Taylor Juarez
    GEAR UP Advisor
    Email: tjuarez4@greeleyschools.org 
    Phone: (970) 348-6311 Fax: (970) 348-6233


    Albert Maldonado
    West GEAR UP Advisor
    Phone: (970) 348-5545 Fax: (970) 348-6039
    Breanna Staut
    West and Central GEAR UP Advisor 
    Email: bstaut@greeleyschools.org
    Phone: (970) 348-5545 or (970) 348-5104
    Olivia Marks
    Jefferson and West GEAR UP Advisor
    Email: omarks@greeleyschools.org
    Phone: (970) 348-1051 or (970) 348-5545
    Fax: (970) 348-3030
    Jose Serrano
    Jefferson Senior High GEAR UP Advisor
    Phone: (970) 348-1051 Fax: (970) 348-1030

  • Upcoming Events 

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  • Metro State Visits 
    All District 6 High Schools

    During the months of February and March, GEAR UP Cohort students will have the opportunity to participate in a Metro State College Campus visit. Students will have the opportunity to really feel what it's like to step foot onto a college campus. Activities include a campus tour facilitated by current Metro State students, financial aid information, admissions information and learn about the wide range of support services available to all students attending Metro State University. Students interested in attending this event need to speak with their GEAR UP advisor at their respective schools. If you'd like more information about campus and all programs available to students, click here -https://msudenver.edu/

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  • February 8, 2019
    Metro State Visit
    Jefferson High School 
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  • February 22, 2019
    Metro State Visit 
    Northridge High School  


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  • March 1, 2019
    Metro State Visit 
    Greeley West High School 
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  • March 8, 2019
    Metro State Visit
    Greeley Central High School
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