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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 9th and 10th grade students attending Greeley Central, Greeley West, Northridge and Jefferson Junior and Senior High Schools 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 
    GEAR UP Parent Liaison
    Phone: (970) 348-6311
    Fax: (970) 348-6233
    Sandra Barrera
    Northridge GEAR UP Advisor
    Phone: (970) 348-5262
    Fax: (970) 348-6039


    Emily Barclay
    Central GEAR UP Advisor
    Phone: (970) 348-5158 Fax: (970) 348-348-6039


    Albert Maldonado
    West GEAR UP Advisor
    Phone: (970) 348-5545 Fax: (970) 348-6039
    Marrisa Sanchez
    Central and West GEAR UP Advisor
    Phone: (970) 348-5158 or (970) 348-5545
    Fax: (970) 348-3030
    Jose Serrano
    Jefferson Junior and Senior High GEAR UP Advisor
    Phone: (970) 348-1051 Fax: (970) 348-1030

  • Upcoming Events 

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  • September 17-23, 2017
    National GEAR UP Week
    All High Schools

    Join thousands of students, parents, teachers, partners and college access professionals from across the nation to celebrate GEAR UP and the successes of all our hard work and dedication! National GEAR UP Week is an opportunity to raise awareness in our community about the positive impact GEAR UP is having locally.

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  • September 20, 2017
    Parent Teacher Conferences
    Greeley West and Greeley Central High School
    4:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
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  • Septmber 30, 2017
    Families for Education Workshop
    Aims Community College - Cornerstone Building
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM


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  • November 1, 2017
    Fall Festival
    Northridge High School
    5:00 pm
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