For the student, GEAR UP “Dreamcatcher” is about preparing for postsecondary education and career success. The Seminole State College GEAR UP Project includes providing services in support of students that includes services to schools, teachers, parents, families and other highly involved stakeholders with the eventual goal of student success.

Dreamcatcher services include:

  • Academic Counseling
  • ACT Engage
  • Career Counseling
  • Classroom Enrichment
  • Exposure to College Campuses
  • Financial Aid Information
  • Mentoring
  • On-site Advisors
  • NCCEP’s Career and College Club
  • Summer Camps
  • Tutoring


Check out our movie for the July 2018 Summer Camp!  July 2018 Summer Camp

GEAR UP Summer Residential Camps

GEAR UP summer residential camps will soon begin!  At this time we have 118 students from our 10 Partner Schools registered. Our first camp of the summer will begin May 21st with students moving into the residence hall and making new friends! During the day on Tuesday and Wednesday, Paradigm Shift will lead students in energizers, icebreakers, fun games, leadership, stem, and career activities.  Evenings will be spent at the pool, gym, or watching movies.  We will spend Thursday off campus.  Charter buses will be waiting to take you on a field trip! Camp dates are May 21st and July 9th if you are a GEAR UP student and would like to sign up.

Summer Academies are FREE!

This summer, spend time at an Oklahoma college or university and discover the fascinating worlds of aeronautics, forensic science, engineering, environmental conservation and much more!

Summer Academies are FREE!       


  • 25 Summer Academies are available this year at 17 different college campuses across the state.
  • More than 17,000 Oklahoma students have attended Summer Academies since 1990.
  • A greater percentage of Summer Academy  students go to college immediately after high school compared to other students.
  • While in college, Summer Academy students are more academically prepared than their peers, requiring fewer remedial courses than all other students.
  • Summer Academy students earn degrees at a higher rate than other students.
  • All Summer Academies, even residential ones where students live on campus, are FREE.

So, what are you waiting for? Check out this year’s Summer Academies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math!

See the full list of 2018 academies and select your grade for fall 2018w. Academies begin in the 8th grade.

Be sure to request applications from the contact person listed under the academy you choose. Or call 1.800.858.1840 for more information.

Note: Academies are either commuter or residential. For commuter academies, students will travel to and from the academy location each day. For residential academies, students will reside at the academy location on campus for the duration of the academy.


Advisors will begin delivering applications to our schools the week of March 5th.  Space is limited so apply soon!

Our address is:   P.O. Box 351, Seminole, OK 74818.


This year’s contest opens  January 8th, 2018

It’s time to put your imagination to work, because the Doodle 4 Google contest begins just after the New Year. Calling all K-12 students – bring your creativity to life in a doodle of the Google logo, using any medium you choose. The winner’s artwork will be featured on the Google homepage, and several finalists will win some great scholarships.  More info to come.


 nasa art contest – grades k-12!



We would like to welcome you to participate in this year’s NASA Langley Research Center 2018 Student Art Contest

 Theme: “The Next 100 Years” 

  • Requirements: Contest is open to all children grades K – 12 who are attending public, private, parochial and homeschools in the United States of America.
  • Art can represent the following mediums: drawing, painting, mixed media, and digital creations.
  • Art work must be submitted online at
  • Entries must be received by midnight EST on December 31, 2017                                                                        

A Grand Prize winner will be chosen from all the entries.

A 1st place winner will be chosen from each grade level, as well as 2nd place,  3rd place, and honorable mention.

Each entry will receive a certificate of participation.

The Art Contest Flyer can be downloaded here.

10th Grade Alex Soileau

 Superheroes inspired by science!

Generation Nano

Generation Nano: Superheroes Inspired by Science!

The National Science Foundation and the National Nanotechnology Initiative are sending up the signal and asking for your help!

We’re calling all middle and high school students to gear up and compete in this year’s Generation Nano: Superheroes Inspired by Science challenge!

Create a written entry and either a comic or a 90-second video that illustrates your science-powered superhero in action.

Winners will receive cash prizes and the opportunity to showcase their creation at the 2018 USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C.

Your mission is to enter the Gen Nano challenge by January 8! Start here to learn about the competition.


September 18, 2017 Competition opens
January 8, 2018 Entries due
January 2018 First round of judging
February 2018 Second round of judging
April 6-8, 2018 Winners present their displays at 2018 USA Science & Engineering Festival.


This site is where you register for the test and check for testing dates and locations. However, the site has much more to offer.

In addition to information about financial aid and college planning, the site includes tools to track your progress on preparation for college and useful tools to explore career options. Online test preparation is available through ACT for a fee, but this site supplies the student with free practice tests and even allows the user to practice with a Question of the Day if they choose.

Your ACT score is important not only to college admission, but also can be a key factor in determining your eligibility for academic scholarship assistance at most institutions. Consequently, spending some time to maximize your score is a great investment in your future!