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The Rio Hondo College GEAR UP Program: Im Going to College! is committed to making a positive difference for the Madrid Middle School and Mountain View High School students and their families by academically preparing them for successful completion of post-secondary education in collaboration with El Monte community partnerships, including fostering a sustainable college-going culture within their families and the community as a whole.
Program Description
GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is a federally funded program designed to significantly increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. The Rio Hondo College GEAR UP: Im Going to College Program provides academic services and activities to students at Madrid Middle School and Mountain View High School.
Program Services
  • After-School Tutoring
  • Academic Counseling
  • Financial Aid Workshops
  • Professional Development
  • Technology Enhancement
  • College Tuition Assistance
  • Educational Field Trips
  • Summer Enrichment Programs
  • Parent Education workshops
  • Post-Secondary Workshops
  • Scholarship assistance

Power Points/ Resources

UC 101 Informational Power Point

CSU 101 Informational Power Point


News & Events

Monday, 10-18-10 College Night!           4:30-7:30pm at                Mountain View                       High School                   2900 Parkway Dr.    El Monte, CA 91732more



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