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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Students Hit SSC Campus for Summer Camp


Aug. 8, 2014 – More than 30 SSC GEAR UP students had the opportunity for summer learning activities and college and career planning by attending the SSC GEAR UP project’s summer residential camp July 6-10. In addition to a block of daily activities, the students took an evening trip to […]

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GEAR UP Partnership Provides Online Learning for Teachers


December 2, 2013 – With help from a new Seminole State GEAR UP partner, Teachers and administrators at the partner schools have a new way to learn more about innovative approaches to reach students and help ensure their success. Recently, the OK, Go College! GEAR UP project made an agreement […]

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Students’ Summer Includes STEM


Sept. 1, 2013 – GEAR UP students had many opportunities this summer to experience the world of STEM. Several students attended the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education academies across the state. Academies attended included the Peek Into Engineering camp at Seminole State College; EDUCATE ME at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M […]

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