What is GEAR UP?

  • GEAR UP stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs. Wprovide FREE services to students and their families at Coronado High School to develop plans based on the 5E’s of Equity, which engage, empower, elevate, and enrich students and help them achieve success after high school, whether it’s a 4-year university, community college, technical school, or another career option. GEAR UP believes every student deserves educational opportunities after high school, and every student and family should receive information to pursue all opportunities.   

What services does GEAR UP provide?

  • GEAR UP provides Coaches to help GEAR UP students succeed. They support students academically with things like mentoring, tutoring, study skills workshops, and summer enrichment programs on college campuses. They also provide opportunities for students to learn about colleges and technical schools through college visits, career fairs, workshops, etcThe best part is Coaches will be in the school every day to support students and arrange for services and activities in each grade level, 9th – 12th. 

    All seniors at Coronado will receive a Senior Launch Guide, which provides a resource to help students through the steps required senior year to successfully launch into life after graduation. The guide includes easy checklists for students based on their plans after high school, whether that is a 4-year university, 2+2 transfer plan, community college, technical school, military, or workforce. The guide also includes help completing the FAFSA, applying for scholarships and jobs, selecting and applying to colleges, and much more. 


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