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The 10th-grade campus visit focuses on acceptance to postsecondary institutions, cost of attending, and financial aid. Participants will create a list of postsecondary education (PSE) acceptance requirements, expenses related to PSE opportunities, and how to pay for those expenses. Read more »

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Junior year is the last year that students can apply for Oklahoma’s Promise. It is important to discuss college funding and the application process for students to be college ready. For this campus visit, students play a game themed like "The Game of Life" to consider their choices in preparing for... Read more »

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This 7th-grade campus visit focuses on providing an opportunity for students to tour a college campus and learn about different facets of college life. Students will participate in a learning activity to familiarize themselves with college degrees and other postsecondary education (PSE) options for... Read more »

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This 9th-grade campus visit focuses on increasing students’ postsecondary education (PSE) awareness and preparation. Students will recognize the factors that influence the accessibility of PSE options, identify solutions for funding PSE, and create actionable steps for increasing their chances of success... Read more »

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Students complete a sequence puzzle, play a round of backward charades, and make a plan for an upcoming task using backward planning to make sure they can reach their goal on time. Read more »

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Students reflect on their life after high school. In groups they are tasked with finding facts about various Post-Secondary Education options through a virtual scavenger hunt. Acting like a recruiter, students present their key information to the class. They reflect on which school matched best with... Read more »

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This campus visit lesson focuses on identifying and mitigating obstacles to postsecondary education. Student participants will have an opportunity to discuss why they should want to go to college and what could potentially prevent them from going. They will then explore some of the critical careers... Read more »

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Students will explore the many options offered by colleges and universities across the United States. Students will also learn what documents and preparation are required for the college application process. Read more »

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Time Frame 120-180 session(s)

Through small-group activities and discussions, students will be exposed to a variety of careers, along with their average salaries and post-secondary requirements. Students will also be asked to brainstorm possible fears or concerns that high school students have concerning college. Then, students... Read more »

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Time Frame 50-60 session(s)

Failure is not easy as we go through it, but it can be an important learning opportunity with the right perspective. By approaching these moments with a positive mental attitude, it is possible for someone to take these moments of failure and turn them into the foundation for later success. Read more »

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Time Frame 85-120 minutes (2-3 class periods)

Give students a taste of life beyond high school in this real-world Game of Life based on the popular board game. Students get a career, salary, and family to provide for. Along the way, they encounter expenses like housing, health, cars, and insurance. They have to juggle wants and needs to meet their... Read more »

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Students explore the top 10 benefits of continuing their education after high school through an interactive overview.  Students are given a brief introduction into the seven year GEAR UP grant and take a class photo.  Students also participate in student stations that include:  a note to their future... Read more »

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Time Frame 45-60 session(s)