Gear Up

Welcome to Bernstein/STEM GEAR UP

Bernstein and STEM belong to the second of four GEAR UP 4 LA grants operating at eight school sites in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Our unique cohort model follows the same group of students for seven years, meaning our current twelfth graders – the graduating class of 2024– have been with GEAR UP 4 LA since 2014.

Fifty percent of our students live within the Promise Zone, an area designated by President Obama’s initiative to expand educational opportunities. They face challenges including transience, living below the poverty line, and being the first in their family to attend college.

In its fifteen years, GEAR UP 4 LA has provided services for over 13,000 students at over twenty campuses.  Stop by the GEAR UP office anytime.

Peer Leaders

Look on schoology for meeting announcements!


2024 Seniors

Come by the college center to get help with college applications!

We host workshops on Tuesdays (2:20 – 3:10) and Thursdays (3:30- 4:30) after school.