While our school buildings have closed, our GEAR UP activities have continued!
Visit GEAR UP VIRTUAL to continue your GEAR UP journey!
Iredell-Statesville Schools is the recipient of a GEAR UP grant, funded by the US Department of Education.
Grant Name: PERSISTENCE:
Providing Evidence-based Rigorous Studies, Instructional Strategies and Targeted Engagement to Navigate College Enrollment
Length: October, 2018 - September, 2026
Amount Funded: $6.2 million distributed over 7 years
Focus: Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) initiative is one of the largest and most effective programs focused on increasing the college and career readiness of low-income students in communities nationwide. GEAR UP is a highly competitive grant program that helps empower local partnerships comprised of K-12 schools, institutions of higher education, state agencies, and community organizations to achieve three strategic goals: (1) increasing the postsecondary expectations and readiness of students; (2) improving high school graduation and postsecondary enrollment rates; and (3) raising the knowledge of postsecondary options, preparation, and financing among students and families.
|Gear Up Schools||Graduation Coach|
|East Iredell Middle School||Rebecca Wilbur|
|North Iredell Middle School||Laura LaLonde|
|Statesville Middle School||Emily Reynolds|
|Troutman Middle School||Linda Marshall|
|West Iredell Middle School||Courtney Kimball|
|North Iredell High School||Laura LaLonde|
|Statesville High School|
|West Iredell High School|
|GEAR UP Partners|
|Appalachian State University||Boys and Girls Club of the Piedmont||Crosby Scholars||EVERFI|
|Gardner-Webb University||iTutor||Mitchell Community College||Naviance|
|North Carolina State Employees Credit Union||Pregnancy Resource Center||Y.I.P.E.||YMCA|
Director of GEAR UP and Community Support
Dr. Stacy Williams
Need more information?
For additional information about the free tutoring program or to volunteer, please contact Anita at 704.996.1195.