GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program) is excited to be transitioning into KeHS! GEAR UP helps students prepare and succeed in high school, higher education, and their future. GEAR UP serves students from the Class of 2022 freshman and follows them until there first year of post-secondary. Our Vision is that all students are academically, socially and financially prepared to enter and complete the post-secondary program or institute of their choice.

Program Services we may provide:



Campus Visits/Educational Field Trips

Summer Programs

Academic Support Services

Student Leadership Activities

Career Exploration

College and Financial Planning Assistance

Professional Development

Currently our Student Achievement Specialist in providing in class tutoring support during the school day as well as, tutoring during lunch and afterschool. Mrs. Pulgarin is also able to advise student academically who are having a little difficulty in transitioning from middle school to high school. Starting in December, GEAR UP plans to provide additional Tutors during lunch and afterschool in order to support our freshman academically. In January, we plan to start a College and Career Club to mentor students and allow then to experience leadership activities; we plan meet once a week during lunch. In the Spring we would like to plan a College Campus Field Trip for freshman who participate in a Workshop series and have at least one parent/guardian attend a parent workshop. Last but not Least, for the Summer we plan to have opportunities for our students, some activities may include a STEM Camp, Math Camp, High School Navigation Day, PSAT Prep Camp, etc.

For more information, questions or suggestions, contact the Site Manager and feel free to check out the pamphlet below to learn more about GEAR UP.


Elizabeth Navarro

Site Manager

(509) 222-7122

Serapia Pulgarin

Student Achievement Specialist

(509) 222-7122

Yuriana Sanchez

Office Assistant

(509) 222-7122