Monroe High School / Magnets

Monroe High School

Welcome to the GEAR UP program at Monroe High School and Magnets! 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: Room 601


Adetutu Ajileye

Site Coordinator

Jo Duke


Natalie Arredondo

Academic Advisor

Luz Vega

Academic Advisor

Brenda Altamira

Counselor Aide

Ruben Olivas

Counselor Aide

Miriam Inzunza

Parent Education Support Assistant (PESA)

Ambar Palacios

Parent Education Support Assistant (PESA)


Need help on homework? GEAR UP offers FREE tutoring services through to all 9th and 10th grade James Monroe students.


¿Necesitas ayuda con la tarea? GEAR UP ofrece servicios de tutoría GRATIS a través de para todos los estudiantes de 9º y 10º grado de James Monroe.

Announcement info
Media Release Form/ Formulario de comunicado de prensa

Throughout the school year, Los Angeles Unified School District (“LAUSD”) GEAR UP school staff would like to photograph/videotape students participating in school activities. We would appreciate if you could sign and fill out the form. 

A lo largo del año escolar, al programa GEAR UP (GU4LA) en LAUSD y personal de la escuela les gustaría fotografiar/grabar en vídeo a los estudiantes que participan en actividades escolares. Le agradecemos  si podria firmar el documento. 

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Coffee with Gear Up 4LA
Apr 5, 2022 - Apr 5, 2022
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Coffee with Gear Up 4LA! Come and join us on April 5 from 9:30am – 10:30 am to learn about our upcoming college tours and more.

SST College & Carrier Readiness Workshop
Mar 7, 2022 - Mar 30, 2022
Monroe HS- Room 607
Money Smarts
Feb 17, 2022 - Mar 10, 2022
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This is a 4-day workshop for parents and students to learn about financial literacy, how to create financial goals for a child’s education, and how having higher education can boost financial success. We hope to see you there!

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Coffee with GEAR UP 4LA
Feb 10, 2022 - Feb 10, 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us Thursday, February 10th at 10 am. Call our PESAs for the zoom link.

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Credit Recovery Workshop
Jan 27, 2022
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

If you have questions about your child’s grades, want to learn how to read their transcripts and be college-ready. Please join us on Thursday, Jan 27th 5:30p-7pm on Zoom. Counselors and advisors will be there to answer all your questions.

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GOT College
Oct 25, 2021 - Nov 15, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Every Monday

For more information click on event info.

para obtener más información, haga clic en la información del evento

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Parent Orientation/ Orientacion de Padres
Sep 22, 2021

Join us at our Parent Orientation and learn about what GEARUP has to offer to you and your family! To receive a zoom link, please click here .

Unase a nosotros en nuestra Orientacion para padres y aprenda sobre lo que GEARUP tiene para ofrecele a usted y su familia! Para recibir el enlace de zoom para el evento, haga clic aqui.

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