Kent School District GEAR UP Achievers 2020 - 2021
A full-time GEAR UP Student Success Specialist will provide resources and support for your student as they transition from middle to high school, throughout high school, and into their first year of post-secondary education. View our August KSD GEAR UP Family Newsletter to read all about your GEAR UP Student Success Specialist and the GEAR UP Achievers program at Kentwood, Kentridge and Kent-Meridian High Schools.
Follow KSD GEAR UP Achievers on Instagram!: @KSDGUA
Follow Kent School District GEAR UP Achievers on Instagram to stay up to date on all upcoming events & college, career, self-care and mental health resources and information.
KSD GEAR UP Summer Tutoring Services
Summer school is here! Need a tutor? KSD GEAR UP Achievers is happy to announce our summer school tutoring hours Mondays through Fridays! Free academic tutoring through July 6th -July 30th. Our tutors will provide support in Math, History, English & Science. 
GEAR UP tutors are available Monday – Friday during the times listed on the flyer to support you through summer school!
  • To view tutor availability and book your tutoring appointment please click here.
  • When booking your tutoring sessions, use your KSD student email (, replace the X’s with your sn number).
If you have questions about our GEAR UP tutoring services, please contact your GEAR UP Student Specialist.
KW Summer School
July 7-30, 2021
For more information click here

Pacific Science Center Virtual Planetarium

Night Sky Tonight, Wednesday July 28th, 2021

Planetary Geology
Wednesday August 18th, 2021
KM Summer School
July 6 - 30, 2021 KR & KM Summer School Program begins! For more information click here

Ready, set, Royal!

August 18-19, 2021
In-person jump start program for 10th grade GEAR UP students. Please RSVP HERE
KR Summer School
July 6 - 30, 2021 KR & KM Summer School Program begins! For more information click here
GEAR UP Celebration Recap
On Tuesday, June 22nd, GEAR UP celebrated the school year with an Art Night for students and families. This night began with a recap of GEAR UP semester 1 & 2. This included collaborated events such as Renton Technical College, College Bound Scholarship Family Nights, and a STEM family college tour. Each specialist shared individual school highlights followed with Nearpod and Kahoot student activities. The night ended with a story board activity representing short and long term goals.
Kentridge High School
Rachel Aleaga-Tofa
Kentwood High School
Alejandra Baires-Ramirez
Kent-Meridian High School
Erika Enciso-Castillo
Kent School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. 

The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:  
Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator Israel Vela (253)373-7134
Title IX Coordinator Dr. Wade Barringer (253) 204-1253 
Section 504 Coordinator Cheri Simpson (253) 373-7235
or contact the district office at 12033 SE 256th Street, Kent, WA 98030.