Jefferson 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!

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Tutoring is open to any 7th or 8th grade student who would like to get additional support to complete assignments, prepare for tests, and master academic skills.  GEAR UP tutors are available during lunch to help students.

Front of the Lunch Line Passes: Passes allow students to advance to the front of the lunch line, so they can return to the GEAR UP room and participate in tutoring.  Students can check out a pass in the GEAR UP room at the beginning of lunch.  Students who check out a pass and do not return to the GEAR UP room for tutoring risk loosing this privilege.






  1. WHAT ARE GEAR UP DOLLARS? Play money students can earn through their involvement in the program. 
  2. WHERE CAN I SPEND GEAR UP DOLLARS? At the GEAR UP Store in room T18. 
  3. HOW DO I EARN GEAR UP DOLLARS? Attending tutoring, and fieldtrips, caught Wearing GEAR UP or College attire on Fridays and demonstrating Good Character(8 Keys of Excellence)
Contact Us:

Jefferson Middle School GEAR UP
Coordinator: Maxina Caraveo
Phone: 760-757-6060
Room: T-18

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

Room T18 Lunch Services:
Monday: Tutoring
Tuesday: Tutoring
Wednesday: Tutoring
Thursday: Tutoring
Friday: Fun Day (sports, games, art, etc.)

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The benefits of GEAR UP go far beyond the limited number of years that we spend with the students. The far-reaching "ripple" effect will unleash a wave of competent learners on our post-secondary educational system who are armed with all the tools it will take to ensure success. Please take a look at some other informative sites to continue your research:
Motivational Quote:
“Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it.”