TRIO Upward Bound is a pre-college preparatory program for students grades 8–12 who are interested in pursuing an educational program beyond high school.

Upward Bound graduating class of 2023 in graduation robes and caps

Upward Bound is designed to work with high school students from first generation college and low income families. The purpose of Upward Bound is to help you develop the motivation and academic skills necessary to successfully complete high school. We also help you enroll into the college or university of your choice and help you explore careers.

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Hope by the Numbers

  • 100%High School Graduation Rate

    100% of seniors enrolled in Upward Bound graduated from high school.

  • 85%College Entrance

    85% of Upward Bound seniors entered college the fall after they graduated from high school.

  • 75%Cumulative GPA

    75% of Upward Bound students had a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better (on a four-point scale) at the end of the school year.

  • 71%College Graduation Rate

    71% of Upward Bound students graduated from college within four to six years.