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Upward Bound

What Is Upward Bound?

The Upward Bound Program at Cosumnes River College is a federally funded, pre-collegiate program that serves students from Florin, Monterey Trail and Valley High Schools. The goal of the Upward Bound Program is to academically prepare low-income, first-generation college students to enroll and graduate from a four-year college/university of their choice. Participating students are selected based upon their ability to benefit from educational support services and be college-ready after graduation. The program is designed to motivate and prepare students with academic potential to have success in education and careers beyond high school.

All program services are FREE, but a serious commitment from the student and family is expected.

Upward Bound activities are scheduled throughout the school year and include a six-week Summer Program designed to prepare students for academic and personal success on a college campus!

Student Requirements:

  • Be a current high school student at Florin, Monterey Trail or Valley High School
  • Complete an Upward Bound Application
  • Meet federal eligibility requirements including: income requirements, first-generation status, and residency status
  • Commit to participate in program activities and services offered by the Upward Bound program
  • Participate in the six-week Summer Academy at Cosumnes River College
  • Enroll and follow the A-G college preparatory high school classes: English, 4 years; Mathematics, 3+ years; Science with Lab, 2+ years; Foreign Language, 2+ years; Social Science, 2 years; Visual and Performing Arts, 1 year; College Prep elective, 1 year
  • Maintain good academic and civic standing in all classes at your high school

Program Benefits:

  • Six-week Summer Academy that provides academic growth on a college campus
  • Year-round tutoring
  • Academic planning and advising for college preparation
  • SAT test preparation services
  • College tours and cultural field trips
  • College application support
  • Financial Aid application support
  • 8-part Saturday Academic Support Program to build educational skills
  • Advanced Education opportunities to get a head-start on college units

Coming Soon . . .

The Upward Bound application will be available soon at Florin, Monterey Trail and Valley High schools, as well as on this Web site. Orientations are expected to begin for prospective students and families in December 2017 and January 2018. Upcoming field trips, activities, and Saturday Academic Support Program dates will be posted soon. For questions or to receive more information, please call 916-691-7350.