what IS GEAR UP?

GEAR UP is a College Readiness Program that supports and encourages students to successfully prepare for high school graduation and earn a college degree.

MITCHELL HS is the only d11 school with the GEAR UP program!

WHO's eligible?

100 incoming 9th grade students are accepted into the program each year on a first-come, first-serve basis. All you have to do is provide basic information and there are no prerequisites!


  • College readiness workshops

  • academic support & tutoring

  • Career exploration

  • Mentoring

  • College Visits

  • College Coursework

All students able to complete their FAFSA upon graduation from Mitchell HS receive a GEAR UP scholarship!

Fun Stuff

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MRS. TAbeling-garcia, GEAR UP Pre Collegiate Advisor
Favorite food: Mexican food
Favorite activities: Running / walking, listening to music, boating, hiking, reading and spending time with family

What I love about being the GEAR UP Advisor: There is so much I love about being a GEAR UP Advisor but the most important is building relationships. As a first generation, low-income minority student myself, I understand first hand the barriers that students face and I believe this helps me connect and understand the students I work with. In the 12 years I've been an advisor, I have had the pleasure of helping students get through high school and college and become successful individuals.