TRiO Upward Bound is an educational student assistance program funded through the U.S. Department of Education. The purpose of Upward Bound is to help students acquire the skills and motivation necessary to succeed in high school and in education beyond high school. The three major objectives of the program are:
- Improve Academic Preparation
- Improve Self-Concepts
- Increase Post-Secondary Enrollment
WHO WILL BE SERVED?
Students must be enrolled in grades 9th - 11th at:
Capitol Hill High School
|Principal - Alex Souzafirstname.lastname@example.org|
Counselor - Linda Sexton
|Counselor - Ashlie Wagneremail@example.com|
|Counselor - Geneva Meelyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Counselor - Debra Crawfordemail@example.com|
U.S. Grant High School
|Principal - Tami Sandersfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Counselor - Marlene Schmidtemail@example.com|
Moore High School
|Principal - Mike Coylefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Counselor - Maurisa Afanteemail@example.com|
|Counselor - Janet Andersonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Counselor - Sherrie Braueremail@example.com|
|Counselor - Nicole Wilsonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Counselor - Beverly Womackemail@example.com|
Pathways Middle College High School
|Principal - Carol Broganfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Counselor - Charles Albritton|
Southeast High School
|Principal - Pat Borelliemail@example.com|
|Counselor - Evon Finkleafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Counselor - Kylle Kerstenemail@example.com|
|Counselor - Rhonda McGuirefirstname.lastname@example.org|
Southmoore High School
|Principal - Roy Smithemail@example.com|
|Counselor - Kristie Claytonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Counselor - Raquel Crainemail@example.com|
|Counselor - Jeannie Delanceyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Counselor - Lisa Shubertemail@example.com|
|Counselor - Amanda Sykesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Westmoore High School
|Principal - Mark Huntemail@example.com|
|Counselor - Carole Carterfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Counselor - Vicki Cokeremail@example.com|
|Counselor - Diane Draggfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Counselor - Karrie Freemanemail@example.com|
|Counselor - Kristy Hernandezfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Counselor - Aimee Rookemail@example.com|
Students must be between the ages of 13 - 19
WHO CAN QUALIFY?
- meet income criteria and/or,
- first generation post-secondary student.
Additional guidelines to look for are students who may have:
- average to high-standardized test scores yet have low grades,
- frequent absenteeism,
- external factors that historically contribute to high drop-out rates
HOW IS THE PROGRAM DESIGNED?
The program is designed to offer:
- Monthly academic, career and personal counseling -- both individual and in small groups (5-15).
- Tutoring will be available to students needing academic improvement. A minimum of two (2) hours per week must be devoted to tutoring sessions.
- Mandatory meetings two (2) Saturdays a month to provide students with study skills training, special programs with guest speakers and field trips to cultural events and college campuses.
- A mandatory six week component called Summer Mini-College where students will take courses, get to walk through college enrollment procedures and be counseled in completing college financial aid applications.
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW?
Participants will be eligible to receive a small stipend for participating in program activities. Each student may receive up to $250.00 per year if they attend at least 90% percent of, but not limited to the following:
- Weekly Tutorial Sessions
- Monthly Counseling Appointments
- Monthly Saturday Activities
Summer school participants may receive up to $60.00 per month with similar guidelines for the six week period. Students are required to attend all Upward Bound activities including the six-week summer session. Excessive absences will result in dismissal from the program.