Belmont High School

Belmont High School

Welcome to the GEAR UP program at Belmont High School and Newmark Continuation High! We believe that all students can and will succeed, and we are honored to be part of your high school journey and support your ongoing success. We are here to enhance your academic, emotional, and social learning and provide you with a variety of programs to help you explore exciting careers and postsecondary opportunities that best fit what you envision for your future.

Contact GEAR UP

Email: [email protected]
Office hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Room 307


Januari Penman

Site Coordinator

Sandra Cruz


GEAR UP 4 LA | Building Powerful Futures
Isabel Martinez

Academic Advisor

Genesis Sic

Academic Advisor

Jessica Hernandez

Parent Education Support Assistant (PESA)


Belmont April Calendar
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Spring Semester Parent Activities
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February Student Enrichment Opportunities
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February Scholarship Opportunities
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UNITE-LA Avantus Cleantech Career Academy

UNITE-LA is excited to be working with Avantus to launch the new Avantus Cleantech Career Academy in partnership with the City and County of L.A.

The Avantus Cleantech Career Academy creates opportunities for youth (ages 16-24) to succeed in California’s green energy future through education, job-readiness programs and paid work-based learning ($16/hr) that leverages youth dollar subsidies. 

The first-of-its-kind Avantus Cleantech Career Academy, presented in partnership with UNITE-LA, creates opportunities for young Angelenos to succeed in California’s green energy future. Through education, job-readiness programs and paid work-based learning, future clean energy leaders develop the real-world skills employers need and gain access to high-growth, high-wage jobs.

Interested in learning more?

Join our virtual information session on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 4:30pm.


Come learn about emerging careers in the clean energy sector, required education and skill levels, earning potential, and learn how the Avantus Cleantech Career Academy can be a resource and pathway for you.

See attached flyer for more info.

To Apply:

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East Los Angeles College (ELAC) Field Trip - 3/3

Join GEAR UP 4 LA on March 3rd on a field trip to East Los Angeles College (ELAC). We will attend presentations on various Career Technical Education (CTE) fields and learn all about the academic opportunities available! We have 10 open spots for students to attend – get those field trip slips turned in ASAP! The deadline to submit your field trip slip to the GEAR UP 4 LA office is January 25th!

Need more information? Contact us on Schoology or visit the GEAR UP4 LA office in room 312!

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SAT Prep Courses

GEAR UP 4 LA will be hosting SAT workshops starting February 11th. In order to apply you must have at least a 3.5 GPA. If you are interested in applying please stop by room 1-114 for a permission slip that must be turned in by January 17th. We only have 10 spots available for this workshop so don’t miss this opportunity.

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