The Upward Bound Program is a great way for students from low income families and first generation college students to earn college credit while they still attend high school. Students involved in the programs receive academic, personal, and career counseling. They take two college-preparatory courses and learn about the college and university admission process. Concurrent courses are also available in which the students would particpate in actual college classes in order to get a head start on their college basics. The Upward Bound Programs also provide recreational and diverse educational field trips for the students (such as trips to museums, zoos, and touring some of the nearby college campuses). The Texoma Upward Bound Program participates in the same activities as regular Upward Bound, but is available to students who attend school in the Texas region.
- 2.0 GPA
- Must have completed the 8th grade and be between the ages of 13 and 19
- Have a need for academic support in order to pursue a program of postsecondary education
- All students must be either from low-income families or be potenial first-generation college students
- Students are selected based on recommendation from local educators, social workers, clergy, or other interested parties.