GEAR-Up Program

  •  Gear Up


    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.

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  • Gear-Up Contact Information:

    Juliana Tomas (Intern)

    Dezleny Donato (Intern)


    El Puente School

    Main: 831-796-6900

    Fax: 831-796-7777