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USU STARS! GEAR UP at Gunnison Valley High School

Welcome to USU STARS! GEAR UP at Gunnison Valley High School

Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a federally-funded program designed to support students as they prepare for and succeed in college. The USU GEAR UP program helps students and families to see that it is possible to attend a school after high school, whether that is a 4-year college or a 2-year technical school. USU STARS! GEAR UP works in partnership and collaboration with schools, teachers, staff, and families. Services provided by USU GEAR UP include the following:

  • Academic Tutoring
  • College Campus Visits
  • Career Exploration
  • Summer Camps and Activities
  • Financial Aid Planning / Advising
  • Workshops and Programs for Families

Who are USU GEAR UP students?



The USU GEAR UP program supports the graduating classes of 2023-2024. Students at GVHS are currently in 11th - 12th grades. As the students move through the grades, GEAR UP goes with them, through high school graduation, and into the first year of college.
The USU STARS! GEAR UP program is a partnership program between Utah State University and the South Sanpete School District. USU GEAR UP at SSSD encourages and supports students to help make college a reality.

Maria Squire, Coordinator
Toni Shober, Assistant
Lori Miller, Instructor
435-528-7256 ext. 713
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Tutoring is available in the Gear Up Room every Wednesday afternoon from 3:15-4 pm.




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Seniors: Apply for Financial Aid for College

College Information for parents and students: Available in the Gear Up Room

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Keys to Success: Download the app and access college and scholarship information



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