Wilkes County Schools

GEAR UP, Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, is a researched based, national college access initiative that provides critical early college awareness and support activities within our Wilkes County middle schools. The GEAR UP program model strives to increase the number of students who are informed about how to plan, apply and pay for college through the GU 101 curriculum, career exploration, college tours, cultural activities, and so much more…

8th Grade Students of WWMS are attending an WECHS visit on

Monday, January 11, 2016

8th Grade Students of NWMS are attending an WECHS visit on

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

FREE Middle School Tutoring Resource!

Please encourage students to use as a resource for homework help both at school and at home. Students are able to have access to a tutor within minutes. These sessions are quality controlled, and students have access to a tutor who has at least a 4 year degree in the field in which they tutor. The site would also make a great resource to place on your teacher webpage for students to access.
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6th-8th grade students county-wide created CFNC accounts and began exploring what careers they are interested in, as well as how to plan, apply and pay for college.
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What will be included in my FREE account?

Digital Job Shadow Videos

Engaging videos that capture a day-in-the-life of professionals in a wide range of careers. Real people, real work places, and real advice! English and Spanish Closed Captioning.

Post Secondary School Search

Find the right schools for your career path based on location, degrees, certifications, tuition, financial aid availability, SAT averages, and much more.

Career Search

Discover the perfect career to match your abilities and interests. Sorted by the 16 career clusters in Career Central. Also searchable by educational level or keyword.

Job & Internship Search

Search for jobs and internships in your career field. Updated daily with local job opportunities automatically highlighted on your school's customized dashboard page!

Interactive Features

Awesome tools to reinforce learning and enhance user engagement. Take fun Pop Quizzes, watch Interactive Q & A career advice videos, create Playlists plus much more

Click on "GEAR UP 101 (above) and it will take you to the Teacher file on Google Drive.

GU 101 Lesson 16

GEAR UP UCAN Council Meeting

Monday, Jan. 11th 2016 at 4pm

Central Wilkes Middle School Media Center

Please join us!

Jody Freeman

Gear Up Coordinator

North Wilkes Middle School/West Wilkes Middle School


Central Office Phone: 336-651-7049


Monday and Tuesday: West Wilkes Middle

Wednesday and Thursday: North Wilkes Middle

Friday: Central Office