Miguel Contreras Learning Complex

Miguel Contreras Learning Complex

Welcome to the GEAR UP program at Miguel Contreras Learning Complex! 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: 8am-4:30pm


Jeina Dadrass

Site Coordinator

Cynthia Ross


Abraham Loera

Academic Advisor

Cindy Castro Vega

Counselor Aide

Hali Chimil Rios

Counselor Aide

Yesica Ayala

Parent Education Support Assistant (PESA)

Alex Erazo

Parent Education Support Assistant (PESA)



Free Tutoring Available 24 hours a day, everyday! All subjects!

Need 5 minutes of help? 30 minutes? You can find one-on-one help at Tutor.com! 

Spanish speaking tutors: 11 AM – 11PM


Sesiones gratuitas de tutoría, tutores disponible en Espanol 11am-11pm. En ingles 24 horas al dia, 7 dias por la semana. 

¿Necesitas 5 minutos de ayuda? ¿30 minutos? No importa. La ayuda uno a uno está disponible.

Announcement info


Spring Mentor Summit
Feb 26, 2022
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursdays With GEAR UP+MCLC Parent Workshop: Graduation Requirements and Credit Recovery
Feb 24, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual (Please call 213-240-3838 for Zoom link!)

Join us for an informational session about:

  • GEAR UP Services
  • Graduation requirements
  • How to make sure your child is college ready
  • Credit recovery
Thursdays With GEAR UP+MCLC Parent Workshop: Financial Aid, Enrichment Opportunities, How to Read your Student's Progress Report
Mar 17, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual (Please call 213-240-3838 for Zoom link!)

Join us for an informational session about:

  • Financial Aid
  • Summer Enrichment Opportunities
  • Making sense of your student’s report card
College Road Trip: UC Irvine
Apr 11, 2022
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
UC Irvine

Students from GEAR UP schools will visit UC Irvine for a tour and to get a taste of campus life! Spots are limited!

Sophomore Seminar
Mar 18, 2022 - Apr 6, 2022

The GEAR UP team will be meeting with all sophomores at MCLC to increase their college knowledge and teach them how to evaluate and analyze their own transcripts, helping students take ownership of their own academic progress.