Upward Bound Classic
We provide opportunities for high school students to explore career options and higher education choices. We are tailored for students who are first-generation and college-bound. As active participants, students will be exposed to academic, social, cultural and recreational activities.
What is Upward Bound?
Upward Bound (UB) is a year-round federally funded college preparatory program that assists first-generation, income eligible students. The focus of Upward Bound is to help students develop skills needed to pursue post-secondary education and graduate.
During the Fall (August - May) Upward Bound students meet two Saturday mornings each month to take supplemental classes that help them increase their skills in math, English, history and science. Also during the fall students are offer free tutoring weekly. Each summer Upward Bound students attend a six-week residentail program designed to give them a jump start on their next year in school.
What services do we provide?
The Upward Bound Program provides you a variety of educational opportunities, as well as cultural and career activities such as:
- Visits to various colleges to explore post-secondary educational opportunities
- Exposure to cultural enrichment activities
- Assistance with SAT or ACT preparation, completing college admission and financial aid applications
- Scholarship workshops
- Saturday Academic sessions
- Weekly tutoring in English, math, science, and history
- Academic advising
- Career exploration and guidance for students to focus on lifelong goals
- Visits to businesses, recreational areas and cultural events
- Summer Academy: a six-week session
- Stipends for those who actively participate in the program
Who is eligible to participate?
You must be attending Capital, Nitro, South Charleston, Sissonville, St. Albans, Valley or Chapmanville High School and meet the following requirements:
- Be in the 9th or 10th grade (students in the 8th grade may apply for admission but will not be admitted until they receive their final 8th grade report card)
- Meet the federal income guidelines
- Have academic potential
- Be a first-generation college-bound student (neither parent has a 4-year bachelor’s degree)
- Plan on continuing your education after high school at a four-year college
- Be willing to participate in all aspects of the Upward Bound Program
How do I get more information?
Call 304-766-3120 or see your school guidance counselor, or download thisUpward Bound Application.
For more information: Please call Barbara Cary, Program Director at (304) 766-3120 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Classic Upward Bound Program
PO Box 1000, SH 223 East
Institute, WV 25112
Tel: (304) 766-3088 or (304) 766-3120