Upward Bound is a pre-college program for high school students. This program prepares students for education beyond high school. Upward Bound is for students who demonstrate an academic potential for higher education, who meet income qualification guidelines, and who are first-generation college students.
• 18 Saturday Scholars Academies • Academic advising, career coaching, financial literacy • Study groups; tutoring services • ACT preparation; Technology • Exposure to cultural and social events. • College tours; Leadership training • Assistance with college admissions and financial aid applications. • Parent workshops; community service • Educational seminars; guest speakers
SUMMER SCHOLARS’ ACADEMY
• Intensive six-week session • Simulated college experience • Instruction in rigorous academic courses • ACT; Technology; Financial Literacy • College seminars; Career Awareness • Internships; Job Shadowing • Counseling; Mentoring; Leadership • Community Service; Work Experience • Exposure to cultural events, academic programs, and recreational/social activities
SUMMER BRIDGE PROGRAM (FUNDED BY UPWARD BOUND)
• Final stage of Upward Bound Program for participants who have completed their senior year in high school and have been accepted to a post-secondary institution. • Participants enroll in college courses at South Arkansas Community College classes. • Selected on the basis of academic performance in high school and previous program participation. • Designed to aid students in making a successful transition from high school to college, • Study groups, tutoring, and academic resources available to participants.