Camp NASCAR 2024

Camp NASCAR 2024
Jun 28, 2024

Students from four Western NC districts raced onto Appalachian State’s campus the week of June 17th to experience the world of coding through the le...

Educational Expansion Projects = Opportunities Pitch Competition

Summer Events Underway
Jun 24, 2024

School may be out for summer, but GEAR UP is not taking a break! CAP is hosting events on campus and across North Carolina to help students get more e...


Camp NASCAR Coming this Summer
Mar 1, 2024

Rising GEAR UP sophomores and juniors can race into summer learning with a 5-day camp on the campus of Appalachian State University June 17-21. Camp N...

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New College Access Grant Awarded to Appalachian State University
Jan 10, 2024

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $2.2 million Rural Postsecondary Economic Development (RPED) grant to College Access Partnerships (CAP)...

CAP Through Our Eyes: Rachel Nave-Lewis

CAP Through our Eyes: Rachel Nave-Lewis
Jan 9, 2024

In this series, we will feature individual CAP staff members and dive into their unique perspectives on college access, education, the role of our gra...

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...