Due to COVID-19, the Parent Leadership Academy has been canceled for the 2020-21 school year. However, GEAR UP plans to reinstate the PLA for the 2021-22 school year. Please check back here for an updated application packet in August.
Tools and Training
With support from Oklahoma GEAR UP, the Parent Leadership Academy provides parents with the tools and training to understand what students are expected to learn and be able to do. They learn leadership skills necessary to develop parent-school-community partnerships to significantly increase the number of students who are prepared to enter and succeed in college.
Participation is open to all parents, grandparents and guardians who have or have had children in one of Oklahoma GEAR UP's 10 school districts and who is not a current employee or their spouse of the school or school district.