Woodward Public Schools

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Woodward Public Schools, in partnership with Oklahoma GEAR UP, continues to celebrate ongoing success in helping students and families prepare for college. Woodward works directly with GEAR UP to provide early intervention services and strategies for approximately 1,000 students in grades seven through 12. GEAR UP activities with Woodward 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 940 students toured a college campus to learn about college programs and life on campus. A total of 61 high school seniors participated in College App Week last November, resulting in 86 completed college applications with the assistance of onsite college mentors. Three students participated in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) institute at 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.


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    Woodward parents attended GEAR UP's Parent Leadership Academy in OKC.

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    Woodward High School Seniors participated in Oklahoma College App Week 2012.


Local GEAR UP Contacts

Anjanette Laverty, GEAR UP Site Coordinator
Woodward High School

Lynne Walker, Education Specialist
Oklahoma GEAR UP

Kristi Allison, Communications Specialist
Oklahoma GEAR UP


Abbie Wasson, GEAR UP Site Coordinator
Woodward Middle School

Sarah Linn, GEAR UP Campus Liasion
Northern Oklahoma College