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USU STARS! GEAR UP

Utah State University Science Technology Arithmetic Reading Students Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs

Our Purpose

USU STARS! GEAR UP is a federally funded program that was designed to help students prepare for and succeed in college. Students from a number of schools will be followed in this program until they complete their first year of college. Schools and community partners have teamed up to provide services to students, parents, and educators that will ensure a bright educational future for the next generation.

  • PSAT / SAT / ACT Prep
  • Summer enrichment programs
  • Saturday academies
  • College credit courses
  • Web design
  • Robotics – combining science & technology
  • Young Entrepreneurship Program
  • College Awareness Workshops
  • Career Awareness Workshops
  • High school graduation requirements
  • Academic counseling
  • Mentoring programs
  • Homework help/tutoring
  • Educational/cultural field trips
  • College tours
  • Journalism Program – newspaper/magazine
  • Creative Minds Filmmaking Program
  • Teenage Art Collective
  • College Ambassador Program
  • Computer Technology Training
  • High School Graduation Requirements
  • How Can My Child Reach Academic Success?
  • College Admissions
  • College Education: Cost of Attendance
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • College Campus Tours
  • College Admissions & Financial Aid
  • The New SAT
  • Infusing SAT Math / Verbal Skills and Test Taking Strategies
  • Enriching Science Education

Participating Schools - Cohort 1

These 10 schools throughout Utah and Nevada were selected to participate in the USU STARS! GEAR UP program for Cohort 1 (see map):

Participating Schools - Cohort 2

These 17 schools throughout Utah and Nevada were selected to participate in the USU STARS! GEAR UP program for Cohort 2 (see map):