"YOUR JOURNEY TO COLLEGE BEGINS HERE"
WELCOME! GEAR UP, which stands for stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, utilizes funding from the U.S. Department of Education to help significantly increase the number of low-income students pursuing and succeeding in higher education. It is designed to support early college awareness and preparation by providing students with access to rigorous academic courses, college resources, and financial aid information.
GEAR UP services and activities are available to all Class of 2020 scholars attending Waipahu High School. GEAR UP Waipahu is a partnership between University of Hawaii at Manoa, Waipahu Intermediate School, Waipahu High School, and community partners.