GEAR-Up ~ Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs

  •  "College.  It's not a Dream, it's a Plan!"

    National Goal 1: Increase academic performance and preparation for postsecondary education
                CSUMB Objective 1.1 – Increase Academic Performance in Math
                CSUMB Objective 1.2 – Increase GPA

    National Goal 2: Increase high school graduation rate and postsecondary education enrollment
                CSUMB Objective 2.1 – Increase Dual-Enrollment while in High School
                CSUMB Objective 2.2 – Increase Retention Rate in High School
                CSUMB Objective 2.3 – Career Pathway Development

    National Goal 3: Increase students’ and families knowledge of postsecondary education
                CSUMB Objective 3.1 FAFSA Completion
                CSUMB Objective 3.2 Increase student and parent participation in college-readiness workshops 

    About Us

    Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a competitive grant program under the U.S. Department of Education that aims to increases the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education by providing States and local community-educational partnerships via six-to-seven year grants to offer support services to middle and high schools.

    GEAR UP provides critical early college awareness and support activities like tutoring, mentoring, academic preparation, financial education and college scholarships to improve access to higher education for low income, minority and disadvantaged first-generation students and their families.

    Who We Are
    Everett Alvarez High School GEAR UP program provides academic support to the Everett Alvarez High School community by proving services to the graduating classes of 2019 & 2020 cohort students.  We provide in-class tutoring, after-school tutoring, college workshops, PSAT/SAT workshops, college field trips, academic enrichment activities and college/career & credit recovery summer school programs.  All these programs are in partnership with the school site and work closely with the school administrators to structure the program that bests fits the needs of the students.
    Our History

    We started in 2014 with a class of 7th and 8th grade students at La Paz Middle School.  We have followed this group of students to Everett Alvarez High School.  We will continue to progress with the students through graduation.  As the students move up in grades so does the GEAR UP program.  We serve the grade level of the students who are classes of 2019 & 2020.  Our grant is structured to support the students through the first year of college, so that, the students will feel successful in their early stages of college life.
  • College Corner Office Hours

    Katherin Razo
    Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    (831) 796-7800 Ext. 2472
    Everett Alvarez High School
    Located in Room 811


    Student Workshops

          Coming Soon