GEAR UP Kentucky

Featuring Pendleton County School District


Every student prepared for postsecondary success.


The mission of GEAR UP Kentucky is to increase the number of students in low-income Kentucky communities who are ready to successfully transition to and through postsecondary education. We do this by providing services and support to prepare the whole student, and equipping their families, institutions, and communities to promote and sustain student success.

College & Career Ready Board

Every year, Pendleton County High School recognizes the seniors who have earned the title of being college-, career-, or college- and career-ready. 

This year, the GEAR UP Kentucky Student Ambassadors and District Program Manager Anita Brown had the opportunity to help create a display piece for this program. 

The Ambassadors had each senior do a fun pose in front of a green screen. From there, they created a background and digitally added each student's image on top of it. The students' pictures are now on display in the front office lobby.

Weekly Spotlights

During the College Application Week Campaign at Pendleton County High School, students got to hear weekly spotlights about local universities and colleges. 

For these weekly spotlights, college representatives were invited to come in and speak to the seniors about the different opportunities offered at their institutions.

Pictured above is the spotlight event conducted by Morehead State University, which featured presentations by the assistant vice president/dean of students, an admissions counselor, and professors from the nursing and business programs.