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

Office hours: Room 601
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Adetutu Ajileye

Site Coordinator

Marta Palomo


Michelle Ambriz

Academic Advisor

Ruben Olivas

Counselor Aide

Martha Secundino

Academic Advisor

Miriam Inzunza

Parent Education Support Assistant (PESA)


Need help on homework? GEAR UP offers FREE tutoring services through to all 10th and 11th 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. 

Announcement info


College and Career Access Day
Apr 22, 2023
Occidental College

Interested in signing up?

Please contact your GEAR UP team.


Event info
Spring Family College Conference
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Where: Los Angeles Valley College 5800 Fulton Avenue, Valley Glen, CA 91401
When: March 18, 2023
Where: Los Angeles Mission College 13356 Eldridge Avenue, Sylmar, CA 91342
When: March 25, 2023

Parents/Guardians come learn about:

  • How to help your child prepare for college
  • The Community College & Dual Enrollment system The College & Financial Aid system
  • The Adult Education opportunities
Event info
Coffee with GEARUP
Jan 27, 2023
9:00 am - 10:30 am
James Monroe High School - Parent Resource Center in Room G2
Fieldtrip to Occidental College
Feb 15, 2023
Occidental College

Interested in attending? Sign up using the Google Form on GEARUP’s Schoology page!

Mentor Summit
Feb 24, 2023
Los Angeles Mission College

Our Peer Mentors will be learning about FAFSA/Dream Act and the Cost of College. If they are interested in learning more about this, they should send us a message on Schoology to sign up!

Fieldtrip to CSULA
Mar 8, 2023
California State University, Los Angeles

Interested in attending? Sign up using the Google Form on GEARUP’s Schoology page!

Fieldtrip to CSUN
Mar 16, 2023
California State University, Northridge

Interested in attending? Sign up using the Google Form on GEARUP’s Schoology page!



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