Kingston Public Schools

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Kingston Public Schools, in partnership with Oklahoma GEAR UP, continues to celebrate ongoing success in helping students and families prepare for college. Kingston PublicSchools works directly with GEAR UP to provide early intervention services and strategies for approximately 440 students in grades seven through 12. GEAR UP activities with Kingston 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 440 students toured a college campus to learn about college programs and life on campus. A total of 38 high school seniors participated in College App Week last November, resulting in 55 completed college applications with the assistance of onsite college mentors. A group of parents from Kingston 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 Uping the ACT project, which sponsored an ACT preparation workshop for 10th-grade students enrolled in Algebra II and for all 11th-grade students. Four students participated in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) institute at Connors State College in Warner and Redlands Community College in El Reno. 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.


  • kingston parent leadership team

    Kingston parents receieve a certificate for particpating in the Parent Leadership Academy.

  • kingston college application week

    Kingston High School Seniors participated in Oklahoma College App Week 2013.

  • kingston college app week

    Kingston students use their creativity to build DNA models. The activity is part of GEAR UP's Science Institute.


Local GEAR UP Contacts

Kenni Lane, GEAR UP Site Coordinator
Ardmore High School

Kristi Allison, Communications Specialist
Oklahoma GEAR UP

Connie Arneson, Education Specialist
Oklahoma GEAR UP

Mignon Grisham, GEAR UP Campus Liasion
Murray State College