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.
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

Emily Reynolds; Rebecca Wilbur

West Iredell High School

Courtney Kimball; Linda Marshall


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



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