""Maine State GEAR UP Program
Creating a College-Going Culture in Maine

Maine GEAR UP spotlights a different GEAR UP school in our seasonal newsletter.

Spring 2010: Shead High School - Collaboration

Fall 2009: Lawrence High & Junior High School - What is a Math Teacher/Coach Exactly and GEAR UP In the News

Winter 2008: Mt Abram High School - Students Sound Off on the Laptop Experience

Fall 2007: Narraguagus High School - PIE Night

Read more about them in News > Newsletter

20 of our high schools are also served by Upward Bound

School Staff

The Maine State GEAR UP grant includes 49 middle and high schools in 18 districts across the state. Close to 5,000 students are engaged in various ways to increase their awareness and preparedness for postsecondary education and opportunities.

Empowering School Districts

Schools are implementing the GEAR UP goals and objectives in district-guided plans. Shifting a large portion of control to districts creates a more meaningful and targeted course, which includes: allocation of budget, strategies to achieve end goals, and ability to focus on areas of self-assessed need.

National GEAR UP Liaisons RTACs RTACs
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100 College Going Strategies

Check it out! Flip through the 100 College Going Strategies booklet, or "flip book," to learn ideas about how to promote a college-going culture in your school!

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Maine Department of Education Logo Syntiro The Maine State GEAR UP program is funded through a grant (reference #P3345050037; James Davis, Project Officer,) from the U.S. Department of Education to the Maine Department of Education and is managed by Syntiro.
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