Cesar Chavez Middle School:

What is GEAR UP and what does it mean to you? We are creating a culture of students that say "I want to go to college and here's how I'm going to do it..."

California has TONS of colleges to choose from! If you don't believe us, just visit the State of California website where you can view and contact any one of them on one easy-to-read map! If we've got that many in our state, just imagine how many there are across the country!

What's your dream? Is it to be a doctor? Is it to be an author? Do you want to be an artist, engineer, lawyer, teacher or even our next president? Don't let anyone ever tell you that your dream is impossible. If you take it step by step, you can achieve ANYTHING!


Greetings Parents,

       We highly encourage all of you to attend the various events put on for the students. Events occur continuously throughout the school year and on into the summer. Please feel free to contact us at any time during our office hours on more details on the events that will taking place. For more info on our GEAR UP events, please go to the tab to the left of the page to see what events we are offering for your child. If you have any questions regarding specific details, locations, times, etc. for any event, please contact Maggie Godinez, at Chavez Middle School GEAR UP office at (760) 966-4971 or through email.

Thank you,

Contact Us:

Cesar Chavez Middle School GEAR UP
Coordinator: Maggie Godinez
Phone: 760-966-4971
Email: magdalena.godinez@oside.us
Room: F-4

Current Events:

GEAR UP visit to Palomar Community College & Cal State San Marcos, Tuesday, November 20th from 8:30-2:30
Transportation provided, lunch at the dining hall and information on nursing and automotive technology. Space is limited to the first 25 applicants! Contact GEAR UP Coordinator, Maggie Godinez, at 760-966-4971 or email

Lunchtime Workshops on Tuesdays
Did you know that GEAR UP is hosting lunchtime workshops every Tuesday in the library computer lab? Come and meet the GEAR UP tutors and learn about Careers and College while having fun.

Lunchtime Tutoring Help on Mondays and Wednesdays
GEAR UP is hosting lunch time tutoring in room F-4 for all subjects on Mondays and Wednesdays for all 6th and 7th graders. Get the help you need! 

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Motivational Quote:
“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”