Upward Bound

Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.Upward Bound was created by the Educational Opportunity Act of 1964 which was originally the War on Poverty statute.

UB Summer 2020 Master Schedule:

PERIOD SPANISH MATH ENGLISH
1st: 10 - 11 a.m. 10th 11th 12th
2nd: 11 - Noon 11th 12th 10th
3rd: Noon - 1 p.m. 12th 10th 11th
LUNCH: 1 - 2 p.m. LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
4th: 2 - 3 p.m. Chemistry (10th) Anatomy (11th) Senior Seminar (12th)

Important documents that must be filled out and returned:

Please make sure to dowload the documents below before filling them out.  Fill them out and email them to upwardboundKC@gmail.com.

Upward Bound

Summer Academic Program

During Upward Bound's six-week Summer Academic Program, students are provided instruction in math, laboratory science, composition, literature and foreign language.  Students also participate in cultural trips, community service activities and attend campus visits.

Academic Components

Upward Bound is specifically designed to strengthen the academic skills of eligible high school students to excel academically and pursue postsecondary degrees after high school graduation. You can expect the following services for being an active participant throughout the year:

Academic Preparation for College:

  • College preparatory courses
  • Free after-school tutorials
  • Academic Enrichment Saturdays
  • Test-Preparation Seminars (STARR, PSAT, SAT, ACT, TSI)

Educational, Career, & Cultural Activities:

  • Academic Advising – high school course planning, grade reviews & study skills
  • College & career advising
  • College campus tours
  • Cultural enrichment activities (plays, museums, guest speakers, etc.)

College Admissions & Financial Aid Information:

  • PSAT, SAT/ACT & TSI: Information including registration materials and fee Waivers
  • Individual Assistance with College Admissions Applications
  • Individual Assistance with Scholarship & Financial Aid Applications

For information about Upward Bound:

Jude Dubois
Director
Upward Bound
Phone:
(903) 988-3760
Office:
Student Support Building (SSUPP), 214
Halen Dorsey
Project Advisor
Upward Bound
Phone:
(903) 988-7427
Office:
Student Support Building (SSUPP)
Kathryn Parker
Project Advisor
Upward Bound
Phone:
(903) 988-3765
Office:
Student Support Bldg. (SUPP)