Dr. Maya Angelou Community High School

r. Maya Angelou Community High School

Welcome to the GEAR UP program at Dr. 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

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]

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 www.tutor.com/gearup4la 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.

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: device.lausd.net

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: device.lausd.net

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 September 11th, and students MUST attend an orientation before then. Please come to the GEAR UP office room 4-10 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 11 de septiembre y los estudiantes DEBEN asistir a una orientación antes de esa fecha. Acérquese a la oficina de GEAR UP, (salon 4-102) para obtener más información. ¡Recuerda que ganarás CRÉDITO UNIVERSITARIO!

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Personal Insight Questions
Sep 16, 2023 - Sep 30, 2023
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Maya Angelou Room 4-102

Seniors, sign up for a FREE workshop to get your PERSONAL INSIGHT QUESTIONS (PIQs) done!  If you are applying to any UC school this fall you will need to have your PIQs.  Sign up for the workshop on September 16 or September 30 to get it all done.  These are the only two chances you will have to get this done with this much support.  Sign up now.  Go to the GEAR UP room or email Mr. Loeza at [email protected].

Event info
Senior Timeline for Parents
Aug 17, 2023 - Aug 17, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom ID: 875-1525-7578

Parents of seniors don’t let 12th grade pass you by! Make the most of it by joining us for a complete review and checklist of important dates and to-do items for 12th grade students.



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