$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 preparatory program for potential first-generation and/or... 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.

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YES-Appalachia Scholar FAFSA Completion
Oct 20, 2020

The inaugural cohort of YES-Appalachia scholars is graduating high... Young Eisner Scholars

Collaboration for College Access
Oct 2, 2020

Anyone who has spent time in a small community knows that  people can wear multiple hats, and  all of your daily tasks may not be includ

College Advising Corps

Hosting a College Access Event During COVID
Sep 18, 2020

The 2020 Senior Night at Avery County High School, planned and hosted by ACAC adviser Kallie Kressly, was a huge success!

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TUN Interviews our very own Adam Warren, Program Director of the College Advising Corps at Appalachian State University
Sep 2, 2020

TUN sits down with Adam Warren, program director at Appalachian State University’s branch of College Advising Corps, to offer some tips to h

College Advising Corps
Upward Bound student, Alisa Cruz, participates in service-learning summer program components.

High Country Student Programs Adapt Experiential Learning in the Covid Era
Aug 26, 2020

As educational and experiential programs across the High Country adjust to “new normals” and virtual platforms, many programs are re-e

Upward Bound

Empowering Teacher Learning
Aug 24, 2020

Teacher professional development is often a concept that is met with great skepticism by educators in the field.

Empowering Teacher Learning, GEAR UP