GEAR UP stands for Gaining Early Awareness & Readiness for Undergraduate Programs. All Arlee students in grades 7-12 are GEAR UP students.

GEAR UP goals are: 

To establish the importance of postsecondary education and provide early college and career awareness activities. 

To provide financial aid awareness, planning, and scholarships to GEAR UP students

To provide GEAR UP schools with the tools necessary to strengthen academic rigor and support in order to improve student opportunities and enrichment.

Check out the Montana GEAR UP website for resources and forms click here.

Deanne Smith is the Arlee GEAR UP Liaison.  Deanne is a lifelong resident of Arlee and enjoys helping students and their parents become college and career ready.  Contact Deanne at

Deanne Smith, Gear Up
406-726-3216Separator x2231