The Upward Bound group visits Disneyland
2017 Summer Enrichment Academy
2016 Summer Enrichment Academy

Upward Bound

Upward Bound is a federal program designed to support low-income and first generation college students from all backgrounds.

It offers free services, including academic tutoring, mentorship, financial guidance, as well as enrichment activities that improve educational access and retention. 

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      • About Upward BoundAbout Upward Bound

        Upward Bound group photoUpward Bound is a TRiO program that was established by Congress to help students overcome class, social, academic, and cultural barriers to higher education.

        The Upward Bound Program is funded by a $237,438 per year grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

        Upward Bound is designed to assist high school students from La Puente High School and Ganesha High School who are low-income and/or the first in their family to attend college to pursue and obtain an education at an institution of higher learning.

        Upward Bound services place emphasis on the development of personal and academic self-confidence through the creation activities during the high school academic year and the summer dual enrollment program. Through Saturday academies, academic tutoring, college trips, Summer Program and other programming participants gain the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve their educational goals and ultimately obtain a bachelor’s degree.

        Alumni and those interested in supporting Upward Bound are welcomed to do so at any time.

      • Upward Bound ObjectivesUpward Bound Objectives
        1. Academic Performance
        2. Academic Performance-Standardized Test
        3. Secondary School Retention & Graduation
        4. Secondary School Graduation-Rigorous Secondary School Program of Study
        5. Postsecondary Enrollment
        6. Postsecondary Completion
      • Upward Bound ServicesUpward Bound Services
        • Summer Enrichment Program
            • Counselor Recommendations
        • Study Hall
            • Tu-Th: 3:00-5:00 p.m. (Thursday Hours may vary)
            • LPHS: Room 16
            • GHS Room 37
            • 3/4 Academic Coaches per site
            • Fill out matching form
        • Saturday Academy
            • 1st Saturday of the month (Except Oct. 14th)
            • 8:00-12:00 p.m.
            • Parent Component: 12:00-2:00 p.m.
            • No transportation provided
        • College Fieldtrips - See Calendar
        • Cultural Fieldtrips- See Calendar
        • Academic Advising
            • 2 times per semester at their high school
        • Senior College Retreat
            • 2 day retreat (By invite only)
        • Junior College Tour (By invite only)
            • Dates to be announced
        • Parent Component
          • Mandatory Saturday grade level specific meetings (once per semester)
          • 12 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
          • 11-12:00 p.m. one-on-one appointments
          • Wednesday 3-5:00 p.m. one-on-one appointments
      • Upward Bound PartnershipsUpward Bound Partnership

        Upward Bound is designed to assist high school students from La Puente High School and Ganesha High School who are low-income and/or the first in their family to attend college to pursue and obtain an education at an institution of higher learning.

        Upward Bound Parnership consisting of parents,students,the participating high school and the Upward Bound Program

        • The Upward Bound program is committed to supporting students and helping them achieve success
        • Students will believe and commit to his/her success
        • Parents are supportive of their child's success
        • The participating High School is committed to supporting students to achieve success
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      • Upward Bound Summer AcademySummer Academy

        Upward Bound students stopping for a bite to eat at the cafeteriaWhy be a part of the Summer Academy?

        • Receive college credits toward your general education and graduate from college quicker
        • Courses fulfill A-G requirements for college acceptance
        • Receive High School credit towards graduation (Elective Units)
        • Academic rigor and preparation for college
        • Building Community
        • Field trips
        • Fun
        • It's free

        Candidates are selected to participage based on grades and counselor recommendation.

      • Upward Bound ActivitiesScheduled Activities
        • Reactivation meeting
        • 9th grade Parent Academy
        • 10th grade Parent Academy
        • 11th grade Parent Academy
        • 12th grade Parent Academy
        • Spring Information Session
        • Senior Recognition
        • Wednesday evenings-Available for appointments
        • Saturday Academy last hour-Available for appointments
      • Upward Bound WorkshopsScheduled Workshop Topics

        Workshops will be grade specific

        • Understanding the A-G
        • The Financial Aid process
        • Parent Advocacy
        • 4 Systems of Higher Education
        • Careers vs. Majors ...and more
      • Reactivation ContractReactivation Contract
        • Purpose
            • Committing to objectives
            • Providing a safe Space
            • Respecting yourself, staff, peers, and school personnel
        • How it works
            • Yearly Reactivation Contract

Our Professors

  • Jose Martinez-Saldana
    Director
  • Nayeli Madero
    Program Coordinator
  •  Stephanie Gonzalez
    Academic Specialist
Contact Us


M-Th:
8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday:
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Building 9E
(909) 274-4411
www.mtsac.edu/upwardbound

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