Sapulpa Public Schools

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Sapulpa Public Schools, in partnership with Oklahoma GEAR UP, continues to celebrate ongoing success in helping students and families prepare for college. Sapulpa works directly with GEAR UP to provide early intervention services and strategies for approximately 1,900 students in grades seven through 12. GEAR UP activities with Sapulpa 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 825 students toured a college campus to learn about college programs and life on campus. A total of 169 high school seniors participated in College App Week last November, resulting in 276 completed college applications with the assistance of onsite college mentors. Six students participated in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) institute at Connors State College in Warner and Rogers State College in Claremore. 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. Sapulpa also hosted a college/career readiness day for students to see the opportuntities that exist after high school.


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    Sapulpa students participate in a campus tour at the University of Oklahoma.

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



Local GEAR UP Contacts

Tera Van Cleave, GEAR UP Site Coordinator
Sapulpa High School

Kenny Roe, Education Specialist
Oklahoma GEAR UP

Lorri Thomas, Education Specialist
Oklahoma GEAR UP



Kristi Allison, Communications Specialist
Oklahoma GEAR UP

Amy Warner, GEAR UP Site Coordinator
Sapulpa Junior High School

Starr LaBrott, GEAR UP Campus Liasion
Tulsa Community College