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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 Schedule

Advisor Meetings, Tutoring sessions, and Saturday Academies have moved online 

  • Advising Meetings are scheduled between UB advisors and students and held online or over the phone
  • All Upward Bound students receive access to PhotoStudy tutoring where they can access a live tutoring 24/7. Please follow up with UB staff to get your log-in and password
  • Open office hours on Mondays and Wednesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm and Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:40pm
  • Please contact your UB advisors for links and passwords to tutoring, open office hours, workshops, OnTrack, Magoosh ACT Prep and Saturday Academies. 


Upward Bound Fall 2020 Activities
Date Event Details 
Sept. 19 Upward Bound Fall Kickoff and Orientation
Sept. 29 Online Learning Support: Time Management 
Sept. 30 Online Learning Support: Procrastination and Motivation
Oct. 1 FAFSA Overview: Seniors will learn about and get started on their FAFSA 
Oct. 3 UB Saturday Academy 
Oct. 6 Virtual College Visit: University of Oregon 
Oct. 28 Virtual College Visit: University of Washington 
Nov. 7 UB Saturday Academy 
Nov. 10 Virtual College Visit: Oregon State University
Nov. 17 OSAC Scholarships Overview
Nov. 18 Virtual College Visit: Western Oregon University
Dec. 5 UB Saturday Academy
Dec. 5 Scholarship Writing Workshop

Upward Bound is 100% federally funded at $366,430 annually.