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Just finished your sophomore year? Have you applied for Oklahoma’s Promise?

May 18, 2016 – The deadline is quickly approaching if you have yet to complete your application for Oklahoma’s Promise – possibly a key component in your financial plan for college. To take advantage of the opportunity provided to Oklahoma students meeting income qualifications to receive free college tuition at Oklahoma public colleges and universities […]

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Explore Oklahoma Colleges with the GEAR UP June College Tour

April 4, 2016 – In just a few weeks, many SSC GEAR UP students will be preparing for their high school senior year. Then, making that final college choice, applying for admission and making financial plans for tuition, books and fees will no longer be “on down the road.” To help GEAR UP participants find out […]

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Cargill ACT Prep Scheduled for GEAR UP Juniors

Jan. 25, 2016 – The Seminole State College GEAR UP Project has contracted ACT Test preparation workshops by Chad Cargill to be presented to Junior GEAR UP participants March 7 and 8. A workshop for students from Butner, Davenport, Paden, Prague and Strother schools is set for 9 a.m. to noon Monday, March 7 at […]

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Holly Vance Joins GEAR UP Staff

October 8, 2015 – Holly Vance began work this week as a new GEAR UP Advisor serving students at Bowlegs, Davenport, Konawa, Paden, Strother and Varnum High Schools. Vance brings more than 10 years of public education experience to her new position with the SSC GEAR UP project and most recently worked as a teacher […]

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Seminole High Has New Smart Board Equipment from GEAR UP Project

    The SSC GEAR UP Project recently supplied three 65-inch Interactive Smart Boards to Seminole High School to help the students transition to their new location. The smart boards also included accompanying pedestal stands to allow the movement of the equipment from classroom to classroom. “It is always exciting for our GEAR UP staff when […]

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New GEAR UP Advisor Joins Project

July 16, 2015 – Students at several SSC GEAR UP schools will be meeting their new GEAR UP advisor this fall when initial classroom visits kick off the start of the academic year. Tessa Russell joined the GEAR UP staff in July as the new advisor for students at Butner, Holdenville, Sasakwa and Wetumka High […]

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Starting College Today May Be an Option for You

June 3, 2015 – “Only two more years before I am ready for college,” the high school junior may claim. But for some students, the junior year is time for the actual start of college classes. With availability of college concurrent enrolment at Oklahoma colleges and universities, many high school students get a head start […]

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SSC GEAR UP Planning Summer Activities July 6-9

April 15, 2015 – Presentations by Grant Baldwin will be included in a four-day schedule of daytime activities for GEAR UP students as the project offers a non-residential camp July 6-9 at the SSC campus. Since limited space is available and to allow planning for transportation needs, GEAR UP students are required to complete an […]

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SSC GEAR UP Offers to Pay April ACT Test Fee for Sophomores

January 23, 2015 – The Seminole State College GEAR UP Project will pay the testing fee for GEAR UP sophomores who complete applications and schedule ACT testing for the April National Testing Date this spring. To take advantage of GEAR UP payment of the testing fee, students must contact their GEAR UP advisor, obtain a […]

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Speaker encourages students to live life with ‘no more excuses’

December 2, 2014 – SSC GEAR UP students came together for assemblies in November and were encouraged to answer the question “How are you going to live your life with no more excuses?” By relating personal anecdotes and stories about his teenage years, Grant Baldwin energized the crowds that gathered in the morning and afternoon […]

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