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The Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a federally funded initiative administered by the United States Department of Education. GEAR UP is a seven-year grant awarded to MiraCosta College to work with Oceanside Unified School District to serve the students who started the program at Chavez, Martin Luther King, Jefferson, and Lincoln Middle Schools.

The GEAR UP Grant will follow these students to El Camino High School and Oceanside High School and will continue to serve all students in these two high schools (Class of 2024 and 2025).  The GEAR UP program offers a variety of supportive services like in-class tutoring and after-class tutoring.  We also provide field trips, college visits, and industry sector visits for interested students.  In addition to that, we feature college/career counseling and student/parent workshops.


View the GEAR UP Program website here! 

For more information, please contact:

Ismariceli Antonio RiosCoordinator