GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is a federal partnership grant awarded to MiraCosta College to partner with Oceanside Unified School District at the two comprehensive high schools (El Camino and Oceanside) to increase long-term career and post secondary success for students.
GEAR UP works to support two cohorts of students (the class of 2024 and 2025, which this year happens to be the 10th and 9th graders) and offers them the academic skills, information, and encouragement they need to not only graduate from high school, but apply and attend an institution of higher education.
Increase academic performance in preparation for post secondary education.
Increase high school graduation rates and participation in postsecondary education.
Increase GEAR UP students' and families' knowledge of postsecondary education options, preparation, and financing.
For more information, contact:
Mrs. Ismariceli "Izzy" Antonio Rios (El Camino High School GEAR UP Program Coordinator) at: