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Upward Bound

Upward Bound’s educational and cultural activities help high school students explore career choices and develop the skills needed to be successful in college.

Upward Bound Services

  • Visits to colleges to explore educational opportunities
  • Cultural and recreation events
  • Assistance with SAT or ACT preparation, completing college admission and financial aid applications
  • Scholarship workshops
  • Tutoring in reading, writing, math, science and foreign languages
  • Individual and group advising
  • Career and vocational exploration
  • Summer Academy – a one week camp followed by five weeks of academic study
  • Stipends for those who actively participate in the program

Who is Eligible?

  • Currently enrolled in 9th, 10th or 11th grade
  • Attend North Salem High, McKay High or Woodburn Academy of International Studies
  • First-generation college-bound student (neither parent has a bachelors degree)
  • Students who meet federal low-income requirements
  • Plan to go to college and have academic potential
  • Be willing to participate in all aspects of the Upward Bound Program

Upward Bound application 2017

Upward Bound Schedule

Academic Mentoring & Tutoring

  • North Salem High School Rm. 110 – Monday and Tuesday, 2:25-4 pm
  • McKay High School Rm.111 – Monday and Tuesday, 3-4:30 pm
  • Chemeketa Salem Bldg. 3. Rm. 270 – Wednesday and Thursday, 3-4:30 pm
  • Woodburn AIS commons/computer lab – Thursday, 2:50-4 pm

Upward Bound Saturday Academies & Events

  • January 13: ACT pre-test

  • January 26 : OSU visit: STEM Careers, LSAMP, and “Creative New Product” workshop

  • February 3: Western Oregon University Winter Preview Day

  • February 24: College and career exploration workshops and ACT test prep workshops

  • March 9: Medical Teams International REAL Life and PCC

  • March 15: Linfield College

  • March 17: Portland Trailblazers versus Detroit Pistons

  • March 25: University of Portland

  • April 7: ACT post-test

  • April 13-14:  Southwestern Oregon CC spring preview

  • April 27: Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

  • May 19: Summer Academy planning activities

  • June 25: Summer Academy (first five weeks)

  • July 30: Summer Adventure

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