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"The achievement of your goal is assured the moment you commit yourself to it." --Mack R. Douglas
The Upward Bound Program:
Individual Meetings: All students attend individual meetings with their Upward Bound Advisor for academic advising, career counseling and college planning. Advisors will schedule regular meetings and assign a required number of meetings. Advisors are also available at each school two days per week for meetings at the student’s request.
Monthly Class Meetings: Students attend one class meeting per month for information specific to their grade. These meetings cover information about study skills; academic requirements for getting into college; preparing for college; how to overcome blemishes on the academic record; career exploration; college exploration; and more.
Tutoring: Based on their grades, Upward Bound students may be required to attend after-school tutoring sessions. Tutors are on hand to help with math and English. Tutoring in other subjects may be available by special arrangement.
Skill-Building Workshops: Monthly workshops held at Clatsop Community College (CCC) offer supplemental instruction in core subjects and school success skills. Attendance at all workshops is strongly encouraged, and may be required depending on students’ grades.
Summer Academy: The Summer Academy is a mandatory part of Upward Bound. It is six weeks long and takes place at CCC from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Monday – Thursday. Fridays are field trip days. Students participate in service learning-based projects and academic seminars. Students who have previously completed the Summer Academy may have other summer options in limited circumstances; see UB Handbook for details.
The Upward Bound Senior Bridge Program:
The purpose of Upward Bound is to help students get into college. To that end, the summer after a student completes his or her senior year, Upward Bound offers the Senior Bridge Program.
The Bridge Program: For students who have graduated and are transitioning to college, Upward Bound will pay tuition and fees for approved summer courses at Clatsop Community College. This is the equivalent of up to $1000 in scholarship money because it allows students to take classes that count toward their college degree free of charge.
Graduating seniors may also participate in UB college preparation including:
1. Academic Advising Session: This component helps students understand what to expect during the transition to college and includes tips for college success.
2. College Readiness Trips: Students will travel to the campus they will be attending in the fall to sign up for additional services; meet advisors; locate classes and residential facilities; etc.
Benefits of Upward Bound:
Students participating in Upward Bound receive significant benefits including the following:
Opportunity to earn up to $370 per year for Upward Bound participation
Free academic tutoring
Laptop computer loan program for academic use
Free field trips to colleges, cultural events and college fairs
Free workshops to help prepare for the SAT and ACT
Working and Upward Bound:
Many working students participate in Upward Bound year-round. Working should not keep you from being in UB. Most employers are happy to support your opportunity to be in this program. Part of your commitment to Upward Bound is to talk to your employer ahead of time to make arrangements to work later in the day or on weekends during the summer sessions, or to attend field trips. Please discuss this with your parents and the Upward Bound Advisor if you have any concerns about working and UB.
Upward Bound Student & Parent Agreement