Academic Year Program

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Enrolling in the right classes, prepping for tests, volunteering, getting good grades, and managing your time effectively are just some of the tasks you're going to undertake as a student on the path to college. But we're here to guide and support you through a variety of opportunities. Tutoring, workshops, career counseling, and more are all a part of how we help you during your high school years.

The following outline gives you an idea of what to expect during your years at either Central High School or Union High School.

TRiO Students

Requirements for 9th grade and/or 1st year TRiO/Upward Bound students

  • Enroll in the Collegiate Preparatory Skills class offered by Upward Bound
  • Participate in weekly after-school meetings
  • Participate in program approved community projects each semester
  • Volunteer in your community
  • Participate in cultural and/or academic events organized by the UB Program
  • Follow a college-preparatory curriculum
  • Tutor sessions are required for all earned grades that are below a "C"

Requirements for 10th grade and/or 2nd year TRiO/Upward Bound students

  • Participate in weekly after-school meetings
  • Participate in program approved community projects each semester
  • Volunteer in your community
  • Participate in cultural and/or academic events organized by the UB Program
  • Follow a college-preparatory curriculum

Requirements for 11th grade TRiO/Upward Bound students

  • Participate in weekly after-school meetings
  • Participate in program approved community projects each semester
  • Volunteer in your community
  • Enroll in the ACT Prep course taught by Upward Bound staff
  • Participate in cultural and/or academic events organized by the UB Program
  • Participate in college tours
  • Follow a college-preparatory curriculum

Requirements for 12th grade TRiO/Upward Bound students

  • Enroll in the Senior Seminar class offered by Upward Bound
  • Take a full college prep curriculum
  • Participate in weekly after-school meetings
  • Participate in cultural and/or academic events organized by the UB Program
  • Search for scholarship opportunities and submit college applications
  • Complete all necessary steps for college acceptance
  • Graduate from high school
  • Enroll in a college or university of choice