Maya Angelou Community High School

r. Maya Angelou Community High School

Welcome to the GEAR UP program at Maya Angelou Community High School! 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. Still we rise. Go Phoenix!

Contact GEAR UP

Email: [email protected]
Office hours: Monday, Wednesday - Friday
3:30-4:30 p.m. in Room 3-121
Office phone: (323) 636-3592


Mario Loeza

Site Coordinator
[email protected]

Maria Perez Bugarin

Academic Advisor
[email protected]

Sarah Rodriguez

Academic Advisor
[email protected]

Alejandra Leon

Academic Advisor
[email protected]


We, GEAR UP and Maya Angelou Community High School, support ALL students!

See how LAUSD and GEAR UP have committed to support our LGBTQ+ students and families.

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9th and 10th graders can get 1-on-1 tutoring online on almost any subject in English or Spanish.  Get the homework help you need any time.  All 9th and 10th graders already have an account. Just go to and use your LAUSD Id# as your user name and the password: GEARUP3.  If you want help on your phone, just aim your camera at the QR code and follow the link.  If you need any support, you can see Ms. Perez. Ms. Martinez, or Mr. Loeza in the GEAR UP office.

Get Vaccinated!

COVID-19 Vaccinations Required – unless exemptions apply — for all eligible Los Angeles Unified Students ages 12 and older by January 12, 2022.  For more information please call (213) 443-1300.

  • Vaccines prevent diseases that can be dangerous, or even deadly.
  • They work with your body’s natural defenses to safely develop protection from a disease.
  • A vaccine helps your immune system to produce anti-bodies.


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Se requieren vacunas COVID-19, a menos que se apliquen exenciones, para todos los estudiantes elegibles del Unificado de Los Ángeles de 12 años o más antes del 12 de enero de 2022.  Para obtener más información, llame al (213) 443-1300.

  • Las vacunas previenen enfermedades que pueden ser peligrosas, o incluso mortales.
  • Trabajan con las defensas naturales de su cuerpo para desarrollar de manera segura la protección contra una enfermedad.
  • Una vacuna ayuda a su sistema inmunológico a producir anticuerpos.
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Vision Clinics/Clínica de visión

Offering free eye exams and glasses for LAUSD students.

Ofreciendo exámenes de los ojos y lentes gratis para los estudiantes de LAUSD.

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Student and Family Wellness Hotline

Wellness Hotline
(School Days M-F, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Call for consultation, support, and referrals for Caregivers, Parents, Students, and Staff.

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Línea Telefónica de Bienestar para Estudiantes y Familias

Llame para Bienestar para Estudiantes y Familias
(lunes a viernes de
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Para los padres de familias, estudiantes, y educadores. Llame para consultas, apoyo y referencias

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The Teen Talk Line

Need to talk?  The Teen Call Line is here to provide confidential and non-judgmental help.  If you need to talk, call:

(844) 810-0062

  • Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Saturdays between the hours of 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Peer Mentor Application 2022-2023

Welcome back !!

Are you interested in becoming involved on campus as a peer mentor? Here are some benefits to being a peer mentor:

-Increase college awareness

-Lead fun and exciting school wide activities

-Attend a Mentor Summit once a year

For more information please scan the QR code as it will direct you to the 2022-2023 peer mentor application.

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Free Internet and Laptop | Gratis Internet y computadoras portatil

The District is offering FREE internet connectivity and laptops for all students that needs access beyond the school day. Please apply to:

Monday-Friday until August 22nd (9am-1pm). Must be picked up at: Laterman LDC Offices (near USC) 2328 St James PL Los Angeles, CA 90007


El distrito ofrece conectividad a Internet y computadoras portátiles GRATIS para todos los estudiantes que necesitan acceso más allá del día escolar. Solicite a:

De Lunes a Viernes hasta el 22 de Agosto (9 a 13 h). Debe recogerse en: Oficinas de Laterman LDC (cerca de USC) 2328 St James PL Los Ángeles, CA 90007


#GEARUPworks at Dr. Maya Angelou CHS

From August 2021 to August 2022, there have been 30+ MACHS families served, and 142 hours invested in college knowledge & financial aid, literacy workshops, college visits and family events.

Scholarship Mondays!

There is A LOT of free money out there for students!  Starting on Monday, November 7th, GEAR UP will be hosting Scholarship Mondays from 3:40 to 4:30.  Come to the GEAR UP room (room 4-102) with your computer and we will help you find the right scholarship for you, and we will fill out the application together! This event will be open to ALL MACHS students.  The GEAR UP Team will be working with the 10th and 11th graders and the school counseling team will be working with the 9th and 12th graders.

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LATTC Spring Classes | LATTC Classes de Primavera

The LATTC STEAM Academy is open and completely FREE to students in grades 9-12th grade. Classes will begin February 25th, and students MUST attend an orientation before then. Please come to the GEAR UP office room 128 for more information. Remember you will earn COLLEGE CREDIT!

La Academia STEAM de LATTC está abierta y es completamente GRATUITA para estudiantes en los grados 9-12. Las clases comenzarán el 25 de febrero y los estudiantes DEBEN asistir a una orientación antes de esa fecha. Acérquese a la oficina de GEAR UP, sala 128, para obtener más información. ¡Recuerda que ganarás CRÉDITO UNIVERSITARIO!

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USC Fieldtrip
Oct 28, 2022 - Oct 28, 2022
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
University Of Southern California

Come with GEARUP to visit the beautiful USC campus. You will learn, explore, and experience what it’s like to be a USC Trojan!

When? October 28th, 2022

Time? 10am-2pm

Pick up your fieldtrip slip in the GEARUP office (Rm: 4-102)


Ven con GEARUP a visitar el hermoso campus de la USC. ¡Aprende, explora, y experimenta lo que es ser un estudiante de USC!

¿Cuándo? 28 de octubre de 2022

¿Tiempo? 10 am-2 pm

Recoje su boleto de excursión en la oficina de GEARUP (Rm: 4-102)


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GEAR UP 4 LA - College Fair 2022
Nov 17, 2022 - Nov 17, 2022
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Multi-purpose Room

Class of 2024 and 2025, this is your chance to meet college and university representatives from all over the state of California.  Remind your teachers to sign up and come to the MPR with questions ready for the reps.

Good questions to ask: How can I get into your school? / What would I need to do to be able to pay for the tuition? / What does your school offer that other schools do not? / What are the different programs available at your school? / If I get into your school, what are some resources in place to make sure that I graduate?

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Coffee with Gear UP
Sep 29, 2022 - Sep 29, 2022
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Maya Angelou CHS - Room 4-102

Come to share a cup of coffee with at Maya Angelou GEAR UP staff.  We welcome families to come meet the GEAR UP team and learn about family opportunities, college trips, tutoring, internships, and so much more.   Please drop by!

Ven a compartir un café con los miembros del equipo de Gear Up en la Escuela Maya Angelou. Estamos en el salón 4-102 y lo invitamos a venir y aprender un poco sobre la escuela, tutoría y mucho más.

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Dec 1, 2022 - Dec 1, 2022
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Come with GEAR UP to visit Occidental College! You too can be an Oxy Tiger! Come join us as we explore the campus of Occidental College!

Ven con GEAR UP para visitar a el collegio de Occidental! Tu tambien puedes ser un tigre de Occidental! Ven a explorar el campus del colegio de Occidental!

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Sep 27, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022

National GEAR UP Week is happening September 26-September 30, 2022! Join us every day for special activities that highlight our services!

La semanda nacional de GEAR UP es de Septiembre 26-Septiembre 30 2022! Unete con nosotros todos los dias para actividades que destacan nuestros servicios!

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Cash for College at LATTC
Nov 5, 2022 - Nov 5, 2022
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Los Angeles Trade Technical College

College & Career Fair!

Come and join the free resource fair which features college access and academic preparation seminars, career exploration panels and interactive demonstrations. Bus transportation will be provided for 11th grade students and families.  Don’t miss your chance to win one of the 10 $1,500 scholarships that will be awarded! The student MUST be present to win.  Come to the GEAR UP office (room 4-102) and get more information and pick up a trip-slip.

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LATTC Cosmetology Program | LATTC Programa de Cosmetologia
Feb 24, 2023 - Feb 24, 2023
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
400 W. Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025

Are you interested in learning more about hair, makeup, skin beauty, and nails? See Ms. Leon OR Ms. Perez in the GEAR UP office (room 4-102) and apply to go to Los Angeles Trade Technical College on February 24, 2023! Only the best designs will be SELECTED to go on the field trip. Space is limited so pick up your application today.


¿Estás interesado en aprender más sobre el cabello, el maquillaje, la belleza de la piel y las uñas? ¡Vea al Sra. Leon O a la Sra. Perez en la oficina de GEAR UP (sala 4-102) y presente su solicitud para ir a Los Angeles Trade Technical College el 24 de febrero de 2023! Solo los mejores diseños serán SELECCIONADOS para ir a la excursión. El espacio es limitado, así que recoja su solicitud hoy.

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Winter Bootcamp | Campamento de Invierno
Jan 3, 2023 - Jan 5, 2023
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
East Los Angeles College: 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, 91754
Los Angeles Trade Tech College: 400 W. Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, 90015

This winter GEAR UP will provide a three day winter boot camp! Students can choose between ELAC or LATTC. ELAC will offer the following classes: Forensics and Health. LATTC will offer the following classes: Culinary and Automotive. Transportation and lunch provided! Will take place January 3rd- 5th. Please register using the google form!

¡Este invierno, GEAR UP proporcionará un campo de invierno de tres días! Los estudiantes pueden elegir entre ELAC o LATTC. ELAC ofrecerá las siguientes clases: Forense y Salud. LATTC ofrecerá las siguientes clases: Culinario y Automotriz. ¡Transporte y almuerzo proporcionados! Tendrá lugar del 3 al 5 de enero. ¡Por favor regístrese usando el formulario de Google!

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