Newkirk Public Schools

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Newkirk Public Schools, in partnership with Oklahoma GEAR UP, continues to celebrate ongoing success in helping students and families prepare for college. Newkirk works directly with GEAR UP to provide early intervention services and strategies for approximately 375 students in grades seven through 12. GEAR UP activities with Newkirk 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.

One student participated in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) institute at Connors State College in Warner. More than 376 students toured a college campus to learn about college programs and life on campus. A total of 41 high school seniors participated in College App Week last November, resulting in 66 completed college applications with the assistance of onsite college mentors. 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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    Newkirk students participate in a campus tour at UCO.

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    Newkirk seniors participated in Oklahoma College App Week 2012. State Regent Ike Glass helped students apply.

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    Newkirk students attended GEAR UP's summer institute at Connor's State College.


Local GEAR UP Contacts

Patty Stanley, GEAR UP Site Coordinator
Newkirk High School

Kristi Allison, Communications Specialist
Oklahoma GEAR UP


Kenny Roe, Education Specialist
Oklahoma GEAR UP

Sarah Linn, GEAR UP Campus Liasion
Murray State College