Gear Up 

Review your progress towards graduation (email sent from your counselor) read your CCRP booklet, complete the Google form, get started on credit recovery or new credit.

Explore your career interests, explore college options, take an interest inventory, build a resume, search scholarships, test prep and more!

Virtual Job Shadows for over 16 career clusters (Architecture, Business, Arts, Finance, Education, Government, Human Services, Health Sciences, Manufacturing, Information Technology etc... with OVER 200 careers!

Juniors scheduled for Granite School District’s statewide administration on April 7 may take the ACT by participating in a national test on one of the following dates: 

  • June 13

  • July 18

  • September 12

  • October 24

Vouchers should be available on or about April 20th.  (More details to come).  There is a May 8 deadline to register for the June 13 test so students wishing to test on that date will need to act fast after receiving the voucher.    Vouchers for the September and October dates will be distributed in mid-August. Only one voucher per student may be redeemed. 

Click here for National Test Registration Information

For questions, please contact our ACT Coordinator:  Kristen D'Acquisto


Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a federally-funded program through the U.S. Department of Education that was designed to help students prepare for and succeed in college. GEAR UP is a highly competitive grant program that helps empower local partnerships comprised of schools, institutions of higher education, state agencies, and community organizations.

Utah State University Science Technology Arithmetic Reading Students (USU STARS!) received its first GEAR UP seven-year grant in 2012, and has since been awarded three additional seven-year grants in 2015, 2017, and 2018. The program partners with schools in which at least 50 percent of the students enrolled are eligible for free or reduced-priced lunch. The program is cohort-based which means that it works with entire grade levels, and whole schools, starting in 7th grade through the first year of post-secondary education.

USU STARS! GEAR UP provides services to support students, families, and schools, including:

  • Academic tutoring

  • Career exploration/advising

  • College campus visits

  • Summer programs

  • Comprehensive mentoring

  • Financial aid counseling/advising

  • Academic advising/planning

  • Educational field trips

  • College application/scholarship workshops

Students in participating schools receive these services to help them graduate from high school, as well as plan for and succeed in education or training after high school. Teachers receive professional development and resources to help students. Communities throughout Utah benefit from an educated workforce.

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