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 (Class of 2024 and 2025, who are now in 11th and 12th grade at El Camino High School and Oceanside High School) 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.
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 5pm
Friday: 8am - 4:30pm
Stop by and say hello!
High School Sites:
ECHS - GEAR UP Coordinator: Ismariceli Antonio Rios