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USU STARS! GEAR UP at Gunnison Valley High School



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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 2021-2024. Students at GVHS are currently in 9th - 12th grades at GVHS. As the students move through the grades, GEAR UP goes with them, through high school graduation, and into their 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 with programs to help make college a reality.

Maria Squire, Coordinator
Toni Shober, Data
Ashley Dyreng,
Parent Liaison/Senior Support
435-528-7256 ext. 713
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Tutoring is available in the Gear Up Room every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 3:15-4 pm.
Tutoring for Math and Science is also available in Mrs. Anderson's room on Wednesdays from 6:30-8 pm.



May 17 Goblin Valley Trip Field trip for NHS students to Goblin Valley. 
May 20 Recognition Event End of Year Recognition and Awards Assembly. 
May 24 Graduation Walk Through 8:30 Hand out GearUp Honor Cords. 9 Walk through the elementary school. 
May 26 End of Year Event G Day 80-10 Service Learning. 6-8 Dinner and End of Year Slideshow. Summer signups.
May 28 Gradation Parade Parade of Graduates and announcement of future plans. 
June 17 College Prep Retreat  For Seniors. At Snow. Register with QR code on posters throughout the school. 
Days earlier in the week at other locations also available. Provide own transportation. 
July 8 Biology/Engineering Day For Freshmen & Sophomores. At USU in Logan. GearUp will provide transportation.
Sign up with QR code on posters throughout the school. 

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Utah State University Science Technology Arithmetic Reading Students! Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs.

Seniors: Apply for Financial Aid for College

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

Virtual Tours of College Campuses: You Visit (to see Utah campuses, use the filter)

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



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