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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
  • Online tutoring sessions are on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3pm to 4pm and by appointment
  • Please contact your UB advisors for links and passwords to tutoring sessions, workshops, and Saturday Academies. 


2019-2020 Upward Bound Saturday Academies & Events
Date Event Details 
Apr. 25 Upward Bound Forum
May 9 Personal and Academic Wellness 
May 23 Year-End Review and Summer Academy Planning
June 6 Alumni Panel and Senior Panel 
June 22 Summer Academy & Summer Bridge begin 
July 19 Summer Academy ends (Bridge classes and other college credit classes continue 
August Taking Care of Business Day for College 
August New Seniors Bootcamp 

2020 Summer Academy

  • Begins on June 22 and will be entirely online this year
  • Classes include: Literature/Writing, High School Math, College Credit Math, American Sign Language, STEM/Science, and college preparation workshops
  • All registration paperwork is due by May 29