EPFP Cohort

Eight from the RCOE Participate in the Education Policy Fellowship Program
Dec 1, 2023

Eight faculty and staff in the Reich College of Education (RCOE), including four CAP staff members, will be participating in the Education Policy Fell...

Counselors from Alleghany, Ashe, Burke Madison, Swain, Yancey and Watauga counties taking part in the GEAR UP Counselor Network.

Local school counselors join collaborative network
Nov 3, 2023

 Staff Report |  Nov 2, 2023 | Originally published HERE.BOONE — The next iteration of the GEAR ...

Heritage Middle School students pose for a photo with some of the bags collected. Chrissy Murphy, Morganton News Herald

Burke middle school students, teacher recycle plastic bags
Nov 3, 2023

Nov 1, 2023 | Original post HERE | Chrissy Murphy is a Morganton News Herald staff writer and can be reached at or at 828-4...

Appalachian GEAR UP staff members celebrate successes during National GEAR UP Week.

Celebrating GEAR UP During National GEAR UP Week
Sep 28, 2023

Each year, GEAR UP programs across the country celebrate National GEAR UP Week. From September 25-29, 2023, thousands of students, families, school pe...

Exploring Boundless Horizons: Appalachian State GEAR UP's Unforgettable Summer of College Bus Tours
Aug 14, 2023

Time to load the buses! Fasten your seatbelts and prepare for a summer of adventure and exploration! Well, that’s what we wanted GEAR UP college bus...

Academic Innovation Conference 2023
Jul 3, 2023

On June 12, 2023, ten cohort LEA districts, eleven third-party organizations, and cohort higher education partners sent over one hundred representativ...

Family Design Night Photo Montage

Evolution of the STEM Based Family Design Nights
Mar 17, 2023

All systems go. T-minus 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, ignition 2, 1. We have liftoff on the Appalachian State GEAR UP Partnership’s Family Design Ni...

Western Rural Teacher Leader Network Announcement

Western Rural Teacher Leader Network Announcement
Feb 1, 2023

The Rural Teacher Leadership Network (RTLN), is designed to bring together diverse groups of educators across North Carolina who seek to str...

GEAR UP & Participate Learning Join Partnership to Focus on Western NC Schools

GEAR UP & Participate Learning Join Partnership to Focus on Western NC Schools
Jan 17, 2023

A new partnership between GEAR UP and Participate Learning seeks to join forces with 10 western North Carolina school districts to help promote colleg...

GEAR UP Hosts Out of This World Family Design Night

GEAR UP Hosts Out of This World Family Design Night
Dec 12, 2022

The GEAR UP Academic Innovation Team led by Doug Thompson, Jessica Stockham, and Rachel Nave Lewis facilitated a re...