Upward Bound is a federally funded grant program designed to assist first-generation, economically disadvantaged high school students in developing the skills and the motivation to succeed in college.
Upward Bound participants receive academic advising, standardized test preparation, tutoring, scholarship and financial aid assistance, cultural enrichment, career exploration assistance, and college campus tours.
Upward Bound is funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 with the goal of helping low-income students complete college. Through participation in after-school tutorials and a six-week summer academic program on the campus of Lone Star College-North Harris, students build academic skills and improve scholastic performance.
Students enroll in college-preparatory courses throughout high school and are provided tutoring during the school year. A six-week summer program provides additional instruction in mathematics, English, science and foreign language plus a variety of elective courses.
Although preparing students academically is the main goal of Upward Bound, it is not the only component of the program. Students also participate in cultural enrichment activities, community service events, and college campus visits. Additionally, Upward Bound offers developmental workshops in college success skills such as time management, study skills, and career exploration.
The Lone Star College - North Harris Upward Bound has served students from the Aldine Independent School District since 1999. We currently serve 67 students from MacArthur High School and Nimitz High School and 58 students from Aldine High School and Eisenhower High School. A total of 125 students are provided services through Lone Star College-North Harris Upward Bound.
For more information, please contact Program Manager Courtney Tigney at Courtney.Tigney@lonestar.edu