RootEd Teachers Spotlighted in Edutopia
Apr 19, 2021

RootEd participants and teachers at Madison High School have embraced the challenge-based learning model to help educate their community about Covid-19 using fact-based, easily accessible...

New GEAR UP Grant Off and Running
Apr 15, 2021

Earlier this year, GEAR UP began implementing a new grant awarded to...

Molly's Office at Mitchell High School with pennants and inclusive flags

A Space for Authenticity at Mitchell High School
Mar 22, 2021

The College Access Partnerships staff strive to build cultures that create space for authenticity.

College Advising Corps
Educators participating in professional development

Empowering Teacher Learning Project
Mar 16, 2021

Teacher-directed professional learning is an emerging topic within the educational community.

Empowering Teacher Learning

Interview with the new Swain County Coordinator: Taylor Dodge
Feb 18, 2021

Our newest GEAR UP Coordinator in Swain County is bringing a whole new level of experience to the job.


An Innovative Approach to Preparing Juniors for Postsecondary Success
Feb 9, 2021

Watauga County GEAR UP Coordinator Laura Turner contributes to our blog today and shares her experience of transitioning an integral GEAR UP... GEAR UP

A Glimpse Inside YES-Appalachia in North Carolina
Feb 4, 2021

A Glimpse Inside YES-Appalachia in North Carolina REBECCA FIGUEROA (SHE/HER), OPERATIONS MANAGER, YES-APPALACHIA (NC) Young Eisner Scholars

$29M-plus in anticipated federal funding supports Appalachian GEAR UP from 2020–27
Dec 1, 2020

BOONE, N.C. — More than $29 million in anticipated federal funding, awarded through the U.S.


College Access Program Now Accepting New Students
Nov 23, 2020

The Upward Bound Program at Appalachian State University is currently seeking to enroll new students in a free, federally-funded, college... Upward Bound

ACT Prep Pays Off: Watauga GEAR UP Student Receives $500 Scholarship
Nov 16, 2020

A Watauga Innovation Academy junior, Ella Irving, is a recipient of a $500 scholarship from MasteryPrep.


How Alleghany High is supporting FAFSA completion amid COVID-19
Oct 21, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred drive-in movie theaters, drive-in concerts, and now, drive-in FAFSA workshops.