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Upward Bound is intended to prepare disadvantaged high schools students for successful entry into and completion of post-secondary education.
The Winston-Salem State University, Upward Bound Program provides supervision, counseling, tutoring, instruction and various educational, cultural, recreational activities in an educational setting during the summer component. During the academic year, the program staff makes monthly trips to visit students, parents and school personnel. In addition, the program arranges for tutoring, counseling or other help the student might need.
Program Expectation: Parents are expected to provide the support and encouragement necessary for the student to improve their class participation, attendance, and grades.
Students are expected to enter the program voluntarily and to fully understand that it is a program intended to improve their academic skills and to help them identify their educational goals. It is expected that students in the Upward Bound Program will adhere to the following guidelines:
- Upward Bound Students will maintain excellent school attendance
- Upward Bound Students will maintain grades to the best of their abilities
- Upward Bound Students will complete the monthly Upward Bound Assignments as set forth by program staff
- Upward Bound Students are expected to maintain cooperative behavior with school personnel, program staff and fellow students.
Once accepted into Upward Bound, students can expect to participate in the Upward Bound Program until they graduate from high school. The summer after their high school graduation, students complete their Upward Bound experience by taking their first college courses. This Bridge component is an intensive six week program located on the university campus.
The Winston-Salem State University Upward Bound Program, a federally funded TRIO program is an intense college-prep program for 80 high school students. The program serves eleven high schools in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System and Carter G Woodsons School. Students in the Upward Bound Program must meet certain guidelines to participate, such as being First-generation/low-income College student and meeting income guidelines set by the Department of Education.