Hobart Public Schools

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Hobart Public Schools, in partnership with Oklahoma GEAR UP, continues to celebrate ongoing success in helping students and families prepare for college. Hobart works directly with GEAR UP to provide early intervention services and strategies for approximately 350 students in grades seven through 12. GEAR UP activities with Hobart 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.

Hobart Superintendent Cathy Hunt served on the inagural statewide GEAR UP Advisory Board. More than 300 students toured a college campus to learn about college programs and life on campus. A group of parents from Hobart participated in the GEAR UP Parent Leadership Academy designed to equip parents as leaders and advocates for their school. The PLA team was awarded $5,255 in partnership support funds for ACT project, which contracted with a renowned consultant to provide ACT prep work workshops for 300 Hobart High School students. A total of 47 high school seniors participated in College App Week last November, resulting in 86 completed college applications with the assistance of onsite college mentors.


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    Hobart High School students participated in College Application Week.

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    Hobart students participated in Oklahoma College App Week.

  • Hobart faculty attending GEAR UP training

    Hobart faculty and staff participate in GEAR UP's LOGIC training.

  • PLA parents from Hobart

    Hobart parents participating in GEAR UP Parent Leadership Academy 2015.


Local GEAR UP Contacts

Kim Reed, GEAR UP Site Coordinator
Hobart Middle School

John Morrow, Education Specialist
Oklahoma GEAR UP

Kristi Allison, Communications Specialist
Oklahoma GEAR UP

Mark Harmon, GEAR UP Site Coordinator
Hobart High School

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