Washington State GEAR UP is a partnership of the Governor’s Office and the Washington Student Achievement Council. We know that students and their families must have access to high quality and meaningful experiences and resources to be prepared to continue their education beyond high school and achieve their dreams.

To this end, we have enlisted the support of these strategic partners:

  • University of Washington: provides ongoing professional development to support GEAR UP goals and objectives, including an annual teacher Summer Institute focused on Common Core State Standards adoption and implementation, a student leadership camp, and school-based workshops.
  • College Success Foundation: provides school-based workshops for staff, students, and families focused on their Aspirations to Action curriculum, which includes building aspirations, preparing for college, and financial aid. 
  • Washington State Employees Credit Union: provides The Vault, a financial literacy curriculum, train-the-trainer workshops, and student and family events.
  • Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction: provides program support for data collection and reporting and technical assistance on a variety of topics, including Navigation 101 and AVID.

Our School Partners:

  • J M Weatherwax High School, Aberdeen SD
  • Blaine HS, Blaine SD
  • Bremerton HS, Bremerton SD
  • Cascade HS, Everett SD
  • CHOICE HS, Shelton SD
  • E.A.G.L.E. Alternative HS, Toppenish SD
  • Eastmont Junior HS/HS, Eastmont SD
  • Everett HS, Everett SD
  • Fort Vancouver HS, Vancouver SD
  • Hudson's Bay HS, Vancouver SD
  • Ilwaco Middle/HS, Ocean Beach SD
  • Inchelium Middle/HS, Inchelium SD
  • Kettle Falls HS, Kettle Falls SD
  • Klickitat Middle/HS, Klickitat SD
  • Lewis & Clark HS, Spokane SD
  • Mansfield Jr/Sr HS, Mansfield SD
  • Naselle Jr/Sr HS, Naselle-Grays River SD
  • North Central HS, Spokane SD
  • Okanogan HS, Okanogan SD
  • Pateros Jr/Sr HS, Pateros SD
  • Rogers HS, Spokane SD
  • Rosalia Middle/HS, Rosalia SD
  • Shelton HS, Shelton SD
  • Skyview HS, Vancouver SD
  • South Bend Jr/Sr HS, South Bend SD
  • Tekoa Jr/Sr HS, Tekoa SD
  • Thomas Jefferson HS, Federal Way SD
  • Wahkiakum HS, Wahkiakum SD
  • West Valley HS, West Valley SD
  • White Pass Jr/Sr HS, White Pass SD
  • Willapa Valley Middle & HS, Willapa Valley SD
  • Wilson Creek Jr/Sr HS, Wilson Creek SD


"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."