Ardmore City Schools
Ardmore City Schools, in partnership with Oklahoma GEAR UP, continues to celebrate ongoing success in helping students and families prepare for college. Ardmore works directly with GEAR UP to provide early intervention services and strategies for approximately 1,200 students in grades seven through 12. GEAR UP activities with Ardmore include administrator and teacher training in school leadership, school data analysis and planning, advanced science, math and English teaching strategies, creating a college going culture, counseling for college readiness and more. Students and their families receive information on college planning and how to apply for financial aid.
The Ardmore Student Council hosts a rookie camp each year to show freshman students the ropes of high school. More than 100 Ardmore seniors also participated in College App Week last fall, with 149 applications submitted. GEAR UP offers college campus tours to students in grades seven-12 grade students to learn about higher education opportunties. Local high seniors received over $1.1. million in college scholarships last year.
Ardmore High School graduate Viktoria Smith (left) was recently selected to attend the First Lady's Beating the Odds Summit at the White House. Averie Hinchey from Guymon High School also participated.
Christopher Penrod, a high school student from Ardmore City Schools, recently participated in a weeklong summer leadership program, GEAR UP University Wilderness Adventure at Connors State College in Warner. Sponsored by Oklahoma GEAR UP, the leadership and academic program offered students an opportunity to develop leadership skills while improving their math and science abilities using exciting exploratory technologies.
An Ardmore high school senior applies to college during Oklahoma College App Week 2012.
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Local GEAR UP Contacts
Dena York, GEAR UP Site Coordinator
Ardmore High School
Connie Arneson, Education Specialist
Oklahoma GEAR UP
Kristi Allison, Communications Specialist
Oklahoma GEAR UP