Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a federally funded college outreach program designed to increase the number of students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. GEAR UP provides tutoring/homework assistance, financial aid advising, academic advising, mentorship, educational field trips, summer programs, college visits, and career exploration. At El Puente High School, CSUMB GEAR UP provides student and family programming to the Class of 2019 and 2020.
CSUMB GEAR UP goals and objectives:
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
Early Outreach & Support Programs California State University, Monterey Bay
El Puente students attending a Hartnell College presentation for those who are interested in Law. El Puente students attending a Hartnell College tour and posing with the Hartnell College mascot the Panther.