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wsu-gearupGEAR UP / College & Career Readiness Resource Center

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About Us

Our Mission


WSU GEAR UP is dedicated to housing career and college readiness resources available to all students with the Walla Walla School District. Our mission is to challenge and support all learners and build a culture of college and career readiness for all students.

Current Grants

Harvest of Hope 3 (HOH3)

Washington State University ‘Harvest of Hope’ III GEAR UP grant was awarded in July 2011 from the United States Department of Education. GEAR UP is an acronym for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs with the goal of significantly increasing the number of students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. Options for postsecondary education are inclusive of two and four year higher education institutions and career preparatory training.

The GEAR UP grant will serve current 10th and 11th grade cohort students from Walla Walla High School. GEAR UP will provide information regarding financial aid for postsecondary education; encourage student enrollment in rigorous or challenging curricula and coursework, in order to reduce the need for remedial coursework at the postsecondary level; and improve the number of students who obtain a secondary school diploma, complete postsecondary applications, and enroll in a postsecondary educational program.

Our Staff

Contact Us

800 Abbott Rd
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Walla Walla High School

WAHI logoletters web800 Abbott Road
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Ph) 509-527-3020
Fx) 509-527-3034

Safety Tipline: 855-976-8772

The Walla Walla School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The Assistant Director of Human Resources, 364 South Park Street, Walla Walla, Washington 99362, (509) 527-3000, has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination.