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Gear Up

Montana GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness & Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) believes that postsecondary education is possible for all Montana students, regardless of economic background.  Montana GEAR UP supports schools, students, and their families to increase students’ college and career readiness through academic preparedness, postsecondary planning, and financial aid knowledge so that they may succeed in their education beyond high school.

Mission Statement

Montana GEAR UP believes that postsecondary education is possible for all Montana students, regardless of economic background. Montana GEAR UP supports schools, students, and their families to increase students’ college and career readiness through academic preparedness, postsecondary planning, and financial aid knowledge so that they may succeed in their education beyond high school.

Goals & Objectives

  • GOAL 1:  Increase the academic performance and preparation for postsecondary education of GEAR UP students
    • Objective 1.1 - Increase student academic performance in mathematics
    • Objective 1.2 - Increase student demonstration of academic preparation for college
  • GOAL 2:  Increase the rate of high school graduation and enrollment in postsecondary education for GEAR UP students
    • Objective 2.1 - Increase graduation rates of GEAR UP students from high school
    • Objective 2.2 - Increase enrollment rates of GEAR UP students in postsecondary education
  • GOAL 3:  Increase GEAR UP students’ and their families’ knowledge of postsecondary education options, preparation, & financing
    • Objective 3.1 - Increase student knowledge of available financial aid and the costs and benefits of pursuing postsecondary education
    • Objective 3.2 - Increase family knowledge of available financial aid and the costs and benefits of pursuing postsecondary education.

2014 Summer Gear Up at Montana Tech -
Riparian the Past II

June 9-13, 2014
Entering 7th-8th

Attend the "Riparin the Past II" summer camp to learn about historical Butte, Montana, and how it became the #1 Superfund site in this country, plus explore the environmental clean-up projects designed to repair the Clark Fork River Watershed.

Learn how the health of macro-invertebrates not only affects the life in the water but also the health of animals outside the watershed. We will introduce you to the animals outside the riverbed, and you will find out what they need to eat to keep themselves healthy--Have you ever dissected an owl pellet? Students will also spend time in one of Montana Tech's environmental labs, explore the many science and engineering careers involved with watershed clean-up, and learn how to prepare for post-secondary education.