What is Upward Bound?
Upward Bound is a pre-college educational support program that is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Sixty-two students from the target schools are selected to participate in this program. The program is designed for high school students from low-income and/or first generation families; and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelors degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.
Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. The program is year round.
ACADEMIC YEAR (August-May)
Summer Bridge Program
Who may apply?
Rising 9th, 10th, and 11th graders who attend LaGrange or Washington-Marion High Schools; are in good academic standing; and are seriously considering attending college may apply to the program. To be eligible, the parent(s) with whom the student lives can not have a bachelor's degree.