Information and Resources

Parent Information:

GEAR UP encourages all parents to be active participants of the James E. Potter Junior High, Pauma Elementary, Rancho Minerva Middle School, Vista Innovation and Design Academy, Valley Center Middle School, Vista High School, Fallbrook High School, Rancho Buena Vista High School, and Valley Center High School community by taking part in the following parent groups:

  1. Fallbrook High School PTSA
  2. The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO/PTA) has monthly meetings in English. Please contact your child’s school for dates and times.
  3. The English Learner Advisory Committee has monthly meetings in Spanish. Please contact your child’s school for dates and times.
  4. Padres Unidos has monthly workshops. For more information, please contact ______________.


Student Information

Test Resources

ACT Information

CollegeBoard AP Testing Information

CollegeBoard SAT

CSUMentor ELM Information

CSUMentor EPT Information

CSU Publications and Resources

Palomar EAP

Khan Academy


California Community College Websites

California Community College Listing

MiraCosta Community College

Palomar Community College


CSU Websites

Cal State

California Maritime Academy

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

California State Monterey Bay

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

California State University Bakersfield

California State University Channel Islands

California State University Chico

California State University Dominguez Hills

California State University East Bay

California State University Fresno

California State University Fullerton

California State University Long Beach

California State University Los Angeles

California State University Northridge

California State University Sacramento

California State University San Bernardino

California State University San Marcos

California State University Stanislaus

Humboldt State University

San Diego State University

San Francisco State University

San Jose State University

Sonoma State University


University of California Websites

University of California Berkeley

University of California Davis

University of California Irvine

University of California Los Angeles

University of California Merced

University of California Riverside

University of California San Diego

University of California San Francisco

University of California Santa Barbara

University of California Santa Cruz


Application Websites

Common App


University of California


College Research Websites

CollegeBoard School Search


Personal Statement Resources

UC Davis: The Personal Statement

OWL Purdue Personal Statement Tips


Financial Aid Resources

Cal Grants – Financial Aid Programs

Cal Grants – How to Apply


Federal Financial Aid

Federal Grants – FSEOG

Federal Grants – National Competitiveness/ SMART Grant

Federal Grants – Pell Grant

Federal Grants – TEACH

Foster Youth Grants – California Youth Connection

Foster Youth Grants – Chafee

Foster Youth Grants – Foster Youth Help

Foster Youth Grants – Oprah Foundation