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  • GEAR UP 2013 Highlights

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  • Plan4College Centers Around State Help Families Prepare for College

    12/13/2013

    It’s never too early to plan for college. For example, did you know students need to be taking the right courses as early as the ninth grade or that students can sign up for the Oklahoma’s Promise scholarship program as early as the eighth grade? Want to learn more? Find out by visiting a Plan4College Center near you.

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  • Statewide College Preparation Efforts Celebrated During National GEAR UP Week

    09/23/2013

    Oklahoma GEAR UP is celebrating ongoing success in helping students and families prepare for college during National GEAR UP Week, Sept. 23-27. The celebration highlights the impactful work of Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), a college access program that provides students and their families with college planning resources. Since its inception in 1999, GEAR UP has helped improve educational outcomes for millions of low-income students across the U.S., including thousands of Oklahoma students.
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  • High School Juniors in 24 School Districts Eligible to Take a Free ACT this Fall

    09/09/13

    Every 11th grade student in Oklahoma GEAR UP's 24 partner schools will have the opportunity to take a free ACT assessment this fall on Oct. 1.
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  • GEAR UP Students Encouraged to Sign Up for Oklahoma's Promise

    02/13/2013

    Here’s something you can fall in love with this month – scholarship money for college! February is the perfect time to sign your student up for Oklahoma’s Promise. Oklahoma GEAR UP, Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, is working closely with our 24 school districts to promote and sign up students for the popular state scholarship program.
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  • Statewide College Preparation Efforts Celebrated During National GEAR UP Week

    09/10/2012

    Gov. Mary Fallin has declared Sept. 10-14 as GEAR UP Week in Oklahoma. This event celebrates the ongoing, impactful work of Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), a college access program that provides students and their families with valuable resources to plan for college success. Since its inception in 1999, GEAR UP has helped improve educational outcomes for millions of low-income students across the U.S., including thousands of students in Oklahoma.
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  • Education and Community Leaders Named to Oklahoma GEAR UP Advisory Board

    07/11/2012

    Several education and community leaders from across the state have been selected to serve on the Oklahoma GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) Advisory Board.  
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  • Hobart Public Schools Selected to Participate in National High Schools that Work Conference

    07/03/2012

    Hobart Public Schools is one of two school districts selected by Oklahoma GEAR UP, Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, to participate in the national High Schools That Work Staff Development Conference. The conference, Engaging Students Intellectually, Emotionally, Socially and Behaviorally in Learning, will be in New Orleans, LA, July 11-14.
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  • Roland Public Schools Selected to Participate in National High Schools that Work Conference

    07/03/2012

    Roland Public Schools is one of two school districts selected by Oklahoma GEAR UP, Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, to participate in the national High Schools That Work Staff Development Conference. The conference, Engaging Students Intellectually, Emotionally, Socially and Behaviorally in Learning, will be in New Orleans, LA, July 11-14.
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  • Students Participate in Outdoor Science and Math Institutes at Redlands State College

    06/15/2012

    Students from Oklahoma GEAR UP's 24 school districts recently participated in the Exploring Natural Resources Summer Institute at Redlands State College in El Reno. The institute, provided by Oklahoma GEAR UP, provided students with an opportunity to improve math and science skills while using exciting exploratory technologies.
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  • Students Participate in Outdoor Science and Math Institutes at Connors State College

    06/25/2012

    Students from Oklahoma GEAR UP's 24 school districts recently participated in theWilderness Adventure: Science = Education and Careers Summer Institute at Connors State College in Warner. The institute, provided by Oklahoma GEAR UP, provided students with an opportunity to improve math and science skills while using exciting exploratory technologies.
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  • GEAR UP School Districts Participate in Leadership Training in Oklahoma City

    06/22/2012

    School administrators and teachers from the 24 Oklahoma GEAR UP School Districts recently spent six days in Oklahoma City to learn ways to better boost local college access efforts during the Leadership with Ongoing Guidance, Instruction and Curriculum (LOGIC) workshop. Developed and provided by Oklahoma GEAR UP, LOGIC isan intensive professional learning program that focuses on educational leadership, guidance and curriculum.
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  • Oklahoma GEAR UP School Districts Named

    11/07/2011

    Twenty-four school districts across the state have been named as Oklahoma GEAR UP School Districts, the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education announced. Over the next seven years, the school districts will benefit from localized education services and activities that have been proven to help students better prepare for and succeed in college.
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  • Oklahoma Receives Third Consecutive Multi-Million Federal Grant to Prepare Students and Families for College

    10/20/2011

    Oklahoma will continue to provide important services and information that helps students and their families better prepare for college thanks to a multi-year federal GEAR UP grant totaling $34.9 million, the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education have announced.
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  • GEAR UP News Release Archives

    1999-2011

    Looking for a GEAR UP News Release from 1999-2011? They are located on our archives page.
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