Gear Up Nevada


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Gear Up Nevada

The Western Nevada College GEAR UP program serves Lyon County, Mineral County and Pershing County and offers information on how to prepare for college early. With the tools and support, all students in Nevada can go to college!


Academic Preparation: Increase academic performance and preparation for postsecondary education.

Graduation and College: Increase high school graduation rate and participation in postsecondary education.

Knowledge: Increase student and parent/family knowledge of postsecondary education options, preparation, and financing.

College-­Going Culture: Create a college-­going culture in GEAR UP middle schools to ensure that all students have the opportunity, support, guidance, and information to obtain the skills and knowledge necessary to apply for and succeed in postsecondary education.

Western Nevada GEAR UP Activities

Western Nevada College provides a number of skill building, college readiness, financial planning/ financial aid preparation, and career exploration exercises once a month with every school in our service area. We also provide our schools with short video clips from Western Nevada College each month that is in support of looking forward to post-secondary education, career building, and study skills. Our monthly activities at each school will reflect the video clips sent to each school, based on what area we are focusing on that month or overall.

For additional information, please contact:
Gear Up Nevada
Western Nevada College
Joe Dini Library and Student Center 109A
2201 West College Parkway
Carson City, NV 89703
Phone: 775-461-6639

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