Welcome to Hanford High School GEAR UP! Here you can find information about the Hanford High School Gear UP Program.

G.E.A.R.U.P - Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs

S.O.A.R3 - Success and Opportunity through Affordability, Rigor, Relevance and Relationships. 

The goal of HHS SOAR GEAR UP is to provide every student within the class of 2020 (Freshmen for the 2016-2017 school year) with the opportunity to achieve their post-secondary aspirations. By post-secondary we mean any sort of education AFTER high school. This could be a 4 year university, trade school, community college, military program, etc. GEAR UP does this through tutoring, college preparation activities, field trips, providing testing opportunities, summer programming and much more. 

Your GEAR UP Site Directors are: 

Class of 2020: Michael Vowels

Class of 2021: Colleen Hall

You can reach them at 509-967-6500 ext. 6517

For information on upcoming events, click the calendar tab in the left column! 

GEAR UP major activities at-a-glance

September: Provide ASBs to all incoming Freshmen

October: Introduction to GEAR UP activities

November: GEAR UP Surveys

December: Mock College Applications and Mock FAFSA

January: Mock College Applications and Mock FAFSA

February: Mock College Applications and Mock FAFSA

March: Field Trips to Perry Tech

April: PSAT 8/9

May: Storyboards

June: End of year wrap up/STEM-A-Palooza 

July: Summer Programs

August: Preparation for next year!