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GEAR Up is Here!!!!


GEAR Up kicks off with Focus Trainings for all 6th and 7th grade students.  EKBTV was on hand at Belfry High School for one of the 4 sites across the district.  Click on link below to view the news report.


For Immediate Release



J. Morgan

Director of Communications



GEAR UP Grant Funds Educational Opportunities for East Kentucky Students


BEREA, KY -- Partners for Education at Berea College has been awarded a Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant worth $3.9 million to serve students in Floyd, Magoffin, Menifee, Pike and Wolfe counties. The United States Department of Education grant will provide 5,833 students with an array of services aligned to accomplish three overarching goals: lift educational aspirations, build academic skills and connect academics to college and career.


The grant, referred to as GEAR UP: East Kentucky, will build upon Partners for Education success in braiding different research based programs together. 


Participating Schools

Belfry Middle School

Dorton Elementary School

Elkhorn City Elementary School

Feds Creek Elementary School

Johns Creek School

Kimper Elementary School

Millard School

Mullins School

Phelps Junior High

Valley Elementary School