Davis Public Schools

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Davis Public Schools, in partnership with Oklahoma GEAR UP, continues to celebrate ongoing success in helping students and families prepare for college. Davis works directly with GEAR UP to provide early intervention services and strategies for approximately 400 students in grades seven through 12. GEAR UP activities with Davis 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.

Davis Superintendent Mike Martin was chosen to take part in the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships Administrators yearlong academy. A total of 49 high school seniors participated in College App Week last November, resulting in 63 completed college applications with the assistance of onsite college mentors. Two students participated in GEAR UP's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) institute at Connors State College in Warner, and one student attended GEAR UP's STEM institute at Rogers State College in Claremore.


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    Davis juniors take the ACT compliments of GEAR UP.

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    Freshman students participate in team-building activities during Davis' Rooke Camp.

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    Davis High School seniors participate in College App Week 2013.

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    Matthew Keith recently participated in a weeklong summer leadership program, GEAR UP University Wilderness Adventure at Connors State College in Warner. The program provided students with an opportunity to gain leadership skills and improve math and science skills while using exciting exploratory technologies.


Local GEAR UP Contacts

Jeff Jennings, GEAR UP Site Coordinator
Davis Middle School

Lorri Thomas, Education Specialist
Oklahoma GEAR UP

Kristi Allison, Communications Specialist
Oklahoma GEAR UP

Rod Maynard, GEAR UP Site Coordinator
Davis High School

Mignon Grisham, GEAR UP Campus Liasion
Murray State College