The Rollins College Upward Bound program is a year-round program for motivated students with academic potential who desire additional academic preparation, advisement, and encouragement to succeed in high school and later in college. Because Upward Bound is a federally funded TRiO program, there is no cost to participate. Student participants attend two Saturday tutoring sessions each month on the Rollins College campus, meet regularly with a program counselor at their school and participant in a six-week, head start residential component during the summer.
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U.S. Department of Education
Rollins Upward Bound inspires Central Florida's youth to exceed expectations through academic advisement, mentoring and leadership. Our goal is to close the achievement gap in our educational system and make college accessible to all students
1. 85% of participants served during the project year will have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better on a four-point scale at the end of the school year. 2. 75% of all UB participants met the academic performance levels on standardized tests (specified by ED). 3. 85% UB students served during the project year will graduate during the project year with a regular secondary school diploma in the standard number of years (4) or return the next school year. 4. 85% of seniors served during the project year, who have completed the rigorous secondary school program of study, will graduate during the project year with a regular secondary school diploma, in the standard number of years. 5. 80% of all current and prior UB participants, who at the time of entrance into the program had an expected high school graduation date in the school year, will enroll in a program of postsecondary education by the fall term immediately following high school graduation or will have received notification by the fall term immediately following high school, from an institution of higher education, of acceptance but deferred enrollment until the next academic semester (e.g., spring semester). 6. 40% of participants served during the project year, who enrolled in an institution of higher education by the fall semester (immediately following high school graduation-NOT FOR VUB), will complete a program of postsecondary education within six years.
Tutoring, ACT/SAT Test Prep, Academic Advisement, Summer Residential Component
College and Postsecondary Planning:
High School (9-12):
Hispanic/Latino (including Spain):
Black or African American:
White (Including Middle Eastern):