• data analysis is a critical component in building college-going culture that is sustainable, school-wide, and academically rigorous
  • principals are the instructional leaders at their site who function to support teachers in providing rigorous and aligned curricular content.
  • participation in a regional community of practice offers the opportunity to align practices, create seamless transitions from middle to high school, and promote collaboration
  • tools, resources materials, information, and guidance are crucial for educators to support students and their families in preparing for college

Not Your Standard Partnership Model

The California GEAR UP model differs from the Partnership model in terms of participants. The GEAR UP Partnership Programs follow a cohort of students starting in middle school as contrasted to the California GEAR UP Program that supports the adults who directly serve the students.

Program Details

Program Duration

September 2018- September 2024​

Schools will become part of the California GEAR UP network and will receive services that ensure that ALL students are ready to enter and succeed in the higher educational setting of their choice.

Systems Transformation Model

The Whole School Model’s goal is to develop and sustain the capacity of feeder sets of middle and high schools to prepare all students for higher education through a systemic network of support for adults—teachers as well as counselors, school leaders, and families—who influence secondary school students. This expanded capacity is expected to result in a higher proportion of students, particularly from backgrounds and communities that historically have not pursued a college education, graduating from high school able to access the greatest number of postsecondary choices from the widest array of options without the need for remediation.

Bridge Model

The Bridge Model serves to strengthen the connections among all schools in a local high school feeder pattern and assists with intersegmental transitions. Data will be collected to measure the impact on student achievement and retention and will provide valuable information about the importance of aligning curriculum, increased communication across educational levels, and the ability for California GEAR UP to assist in sustaining a college-going culture.

Systemic Impact Model

The Systemic Impact Model is at the core of the Program’s intentionality to create systemic statewide change in that lessons learned, effective practices developed, and resources created are expected to be infused into the state’s educational reform movement. The more members of various societal sectors involved and impacted by this model, the greater the chances to transform the educational system such that it is more equitable, effective, and efficient for all students.

Schools We Serve

Riverside County Office of Education

Dartmouth Middle School
San Gorgonio Middle School
Hamilton Middle School
Villegas Middle School
Arizona Middle School
Wells Middle School
Rancho Viejo Middle School
Hemet High School
Beaumont High School
Hamilton High School
Hillcrest High School
La Sierra High School
Tahquitz High School
Mountain View Middle School

Sac City Unified School District

Will C. Wood Middle School
Einstein Middle School
John Still Middle School
Hiram Johnson High School
Rosemont High School
Burbank High School

Tulare/Kings County Office of Education

Corcoran High School
John Muir Middle School
Farmersville High School
Farmersville JR High School
Woodlake High School
Woodlake Middle School

San Diego Unified School District

Knox Middle School
Millennial Tech Middle School
Montgomery Middle School
Taft Middle School
Bell Middle School
Lincoln High School
Kearny High School
Morse High School