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Student Services Are Now Offered Online

The campus will remain closed until further notice, please do not attempt to visit the office in person.

You can live chat with a representative from this office using the information at the bottom of this page, or by visiting the Online Student Services Building. Please note that some services are still in the process of being moved online (including access to campus phone extensions and voicemail) and will vary by office.

What Is Our Purpose?

Our objective is to prepare our students for success not only in high school but also in a post-secondary educational institution of their choosing.The Federal TRIO Programs are educational opportunity outreach programs designed to motivate and support students from under-represented backgrounds. TRIO includes six outreach and support programs targeted to serve and assist low-income, first-generation students and students with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline.

Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families in which neither parent holds a bachelors degree (first-generation potential-college student). We guide program participants through their high school years, providing academic skills development, information on college admissions and financial aid, career exposure, and first-hand experience of college life. Our objective is to prepare our students for success not only in high school but also in a post-secondary educational institution of their choosing.Maggie graduating from Stanford

Who Is Eligible for Upward Bound?

  • College-bound students from Manual Arts, Fairfax, Hollywood, and Belmont High Schools.
  • Students whose family income is within federal requirements.
  • Students who come from families in which neither parent has completed a four-year college degree (first-generation college students).
  • Students who have the potential for success in post-secondary education but need assistance in achieving this goal.
  • Students who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  1. Maintain a high school GPA equal to or greater than 2.5.
  2. Perform at the proficiency level in state-administered reading/language arts and math tests in their senior year of high school.
  3. Progress to the next grade level every year until graduating from high school.
  4. Enroll in a post-secondary program for the fall term immediately following graduation from high school.
  5. Complete a college preparatory program of high school courses that will qualify them for admission to a four-year college.
  6. Complete an associate or bachelor's degree program six years after completing high school.

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