Duncan Public Schools

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Duncan Public Schools, in partnership with Oklahoma GEAR UP, continues to celebrate ongoing success in helping students and families prepare for college. Duncan works directly with GEAR UP to provide early intervention services and strategies for approximately 1,600 students in grades seven through 12. GEAR UP activities with Duncan 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.

More than 840 students toured a college campus to learn about college programs and life on campus. A total of 149 high school seniors participated in College App Week last November, resulting in 205 completed college applications with the assistance of onsite college mentors. A group of parents from Duncan participated in the GEAR UP Parent Leadership Academy designed to equip parents as leaders and advocates for their school. The PLA team was awarded $11,000 in partnership support funds for the GEAR UP for College with STEM project, which helped provide professional learning opportunities and software to help teachers engage students in math and science with hands-on techniques. Three students participated in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) institute at Connors State College in Warner. Freshman students participated in a rookie camp for new high school students designed to start students off on the right track in their new school setting.


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    Duncan parents receive a certificate for their participation in the Parent Leadership Academy.

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    Freshman students participate in team-building activities during Duncan's Rookie Camp.

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    Duncan High School Seniors participate in College App Week 2013.

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    Duncan students participate in the summer institute at Connors State College.

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Local GEAR UP Contacts

Allison Lovett, GEAR UP Site Coordinator
Duncan Public Schools

Kristi Allison, Communications Specialist
Oklahoma GEAR UP
405.225.9282

John Morrow, Education Specialist
Oklahoma GEAR UP
405.225.9363

Maurice "Moe" Walton, GEAR UP Campus Liasion
Western Oklahoma State College
580.477.7938