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GEAR UP Parent Survey

 Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), is a researched based, national college access initiative that provides critical early college awareness and support activities within our Wilkes County middle and high schools.  The GEAR UP program model strives to increase the number of students who are informed on how to plan, apply, and pay for post-secondary programming through direct classroom lessons, two and four year college tours, as well as parent information sessions.  GEAR UP supports educational opportunities such as Tutor.com/appstate, virtual job shadowing, in addition to summer and special event programs on the campuses of Wilkes Community College, Appalachian State University, Western Carolina University and UNC Asheville for the currently enrolled 7th-10th grade students.


If you are the parent/guardian of a 7th-10th grade student enrolled in Wilkes County Schools, we invite you to please take a moment to complete the brief survey.