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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 taking AP or Concurrent Enrollment courses will be able to benefit from actively thinking about how they study for these college-level courses compared to their other courses. Students who know how to approach their college courses differently will be better prepared to succeed with these study... Read more »

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Time Frame 105-205 minutes

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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When you have a big task ahead of you, you need a plan. Why? Because when you have setbacks, a solid plan and manageable goals can help. In this activity, students learn about using micro-goals to break apart large tasks into smaller pieces, how to make big projects more manageable, and how to handle... 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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Time Frame 30-45 minutes
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This collection of club activities provides teachers and facilitators of school clubs with resources for helping students to practice academic skills within the club context. These activities will enhance students' skills in areas such as self-regulation, collaboration, problem-solving, and critical... 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)

This lesson is to be used after students have reached the point in an application process that calls for a letter of recommendation. However, it can also be used to generate a generic recommendation letter that can later be revised for a specific purpose. Read more »

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Time Frame 60-120 session(s)