Upward Bound is a federally funded academic program that serves high school students from low-income families; and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree and provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. High school students from the participating East Texas Independent School Districts attend tutorial sessions on the campus of Jarvis Christian College on the weekends and during the summer to receive supplemental instruction in mathematics, laboratory sciences, composition, literature, and foreign languages. The program also provides academic and social support through tutoring, counseling, mentoring, cultural enrichment, financial literacy, field trips, college planning, and financial aid application assistance.
The Upward Bound Program offers a comprehensive instructional module that includes the following:
- Academic Year Component: The academic year component is a comprehensive, year-round, supplementation program in which student participants attend Saturday Enrichment Tutorial Sessions. These Saturday Enrichment Tutorial Sessions are designed to help strengthen the student participant