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GEAR UP Priest River Lamanna High School

  • Christy Huling
  • Spartan Gear Up Coordinator
  • 2084481211

Program Description

In its 7th year at Priest River Lamanna High School, GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is designed to significantly increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in post secondary education.

GEAR UP encourages students to take challenging course work to prepare for post secondary education while also providing information regarding financial aid for any post-secondary education including one and two year technical programs, two year Associate Degree programs and four year Baccalaureate Programs. The program also offers opportunities for campus exploration field trips to students, so they can see and experience what a college campus looks and feels like.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • Less than 25%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 37%