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GEAR UP students get a head start on college


Last updated 8/28/2018 at 12:16am

Potter Junior High students and staff who attended the Palomar College Summer Enrichment Program are, from left, Adrian Pineda, Jacqueline Ceja, Outreach Coordinator Lupita Guerrero, Omar Reyes, Armando Corona and Academic Leader Warner Throop. Not pictured: Karli Korszeniewski.

FALLBROOK – As part of the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP), 30 incoming high school freshmen had the opportunity to attend the Palomar College Summer Enrichment Program from June 25 through Aug. 3.

These tuition-free classes earned them high school and college credits. Courses students enrolled in included Build Your Own Computer and Head Start to College. On Aug. 2, GEAR UP held a completion ceremony at the Palomar College San Marcos campus with families and friends.

The Fallbrook students in the program began GEAR UP as sixth- and seventh-grader...

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