• What Is Gear Up?

    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 four Middle Schools and two High School (Chavez, Jefferson, Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., 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 8th 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. 

  • FAQ

    Who is in GEAR UP?

    GEAR UP works with the graduationg classes of 2024 and 2025 at Chavez, Jefferson, Lincoln King, El Camino and Oceanside.

    Is there an application?

    No, if you are a student attending of the four middle schools or the two high schools and are in a grading class of either 2024 or 2025, congratulations, you are already a GEAR UP student! 

    How much does it cost?

    GEAR UP is 100% FREE for participating students! Funding for the program comes from a federal grant awarded by the Department of Education. 

  • Gear Up Direct Site


    Program Goals 

    1. Increase academic performance and preparation for post-secondary education. 

    2. Increase high school graduation rates and participation in post-secondary education. 

    3. Increase GEAR UP students' and families' knowledge of post-secondary education options, preparation, and financing. 

  • Gear Up Contact 

    For more information contact: Yasmine Willis Fernandez

    CMS GEAR UP Interim Coordinator 



    Receive GEAR UP Updates by texting us at: (760) 248-8799

  • Gear Up Services

    • GEAR UP Student and Parent Online Services

      • GEAR UP Tutoring (12:40-3pm, Mon-Fri)

      • GEAR UP Support Appointments (12:40 -1:30pm, Mon-Fri)

        • This is a form for you to schedule an appointment with GEAR UP to help you with technology support or for students and parents to meet with the coordinator to discuss academic goals. 

    • GEAR UP Social Media (Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, and Twitter)

      • Follow us @ousdgearup for more information and updates!