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Upward Bound | Welcome

Upward Bound is a FREE TRiO Program, funded by the Department of Education designed to assist eligible high school students with preparation for postsecondary education and attainment of a bachelor degree. Our program services 59 participants from the following target high schools: Hesperia, Silverado and Victor Valley.

Students selected to participate in Upward Bound must meet program eligibility requirements.

Program Services and Activities

Provided to participants during the Academic Year and Summer Program:

  • Academic advisement with emphasis on the A - G requirements
  • Weekly after-school tutoring at the participants' high schools
  • Monthly Saturday Academies at Victor Valley College
  • Educational field trips and cultural enrichment activities
  • College and university tours
  • Annual six-week college experience Summer Academy
  • Annual senior retreats/workshops for high school senior participants
  • College workshops for participants and their parents/guardians
  • CAHSEE, ACT and SAT Preparation
  • One-on-one assistance with financial aid, scholarships, and college admissions applications

Purpose of the Upward Bound Program

  • To inspire and instruct participants in specific academic areas of English, Math, Science and Foreign Language.
  • Provide participants with a unique college experience.
  • To encourage students to pursue a higher education.
  • To provide participants personalized college preparation through personal counseling, academic advising and tutorial assistance.
  • Expose participants to cultural enrichment events and field trips.
  • Provide college and university entrance advisement.
  • Focus on academic achievement, career development, and financial assistance.