SSC's FOCUS /Educational Talent Search Program serves students from the sixth through the twelfth grades. Our main purpose is to help students stay in and graduate from high school then proceed to some form of post secondary education.We serve the following schools in Seminole, Pottawatomie, and Okfuskee counties: Bowlegs, Butner, Dale, Earlsboro, Justice, Maud, McLoud, Macomb, New Lima, Paden, Sasakwa, Seminole, Shawnee, Strother, Tecumseh, and Varnum
How do we serve students ?
During the school year, we conduct workshops each month to assist students with the following subjects: study skills, test-taking strategies, life skills, college and career. We also provide campus tours, and evening financial aid workshops for parents and students. In addition we provide academic workshop materials and handouts to participants.
For grades 6- 11 most activities are done in groups; seniors have both group workshops and individual appointments with our advisors. We consider the needs of seniors - getting to college and applying for financial aid - to be a top priority.