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What Is Our Purpose?

Our objective is to prepare our students for success not only in high school but also in a post-secondary educational institution of their choosing.The Federal TRIO Programs are educational opportunity outreach programs designed to motivate and support students from under-represented backgrounds. TRIO includes six outreach and support programs targeted to serve and assist low-income, first-generation students and students with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline.

Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families in which neither parent holds a bachelors degree (first-generation potential-college student). We guide program participants through their high school years, providing academic skills development, information on college admissions and financial aid, career exposure, and first-hand experience of college life. Our objective is to prepare our students for success not only in high school but also in a post-secondary educational institution of their choosing.

Who Is Eligible for Upward Bound?

  • College-bound students from Manual Arts, Fairfax, Hollywood, and Belmont High Schools.
  • Students whose family income is within federal requirements.
  • Students who come from families in which neither parent has completed a four-year college degree (first-generation college students).
  • Students who have the potential for success in post-secondary education but need assistance in achieving this goal.
  • Students who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  1. Maintain a high school GPA equal to or greater than 2.5.
  2. Perform at the proficiency level in state-administered reading/language arts and math tests in their senior year of high school.
  3. Progress to the next grade level every year until graduating from high school.
  4. Enroll in a post-secondary program for the fall term immediately following graduation from high school.
  5. Complete a college preparatory program of high school courses that will qualify them for admission to a four-year college.
  6. Complete an associate or bachelor's degree program six years after completing high school.

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