Upward Bound is a pre-college program designed to prepare high school students attending Cincinnati Public schools, for college success by providing them with essential skills in the areas of academic enrichment, personal development, career exploration, and cultural exposure. For the College of Mount St. Joseph's Upward Bound Program is a federal TRIO program funded by the U.S.. Department of Education and the Mount. The program receives 95 percent of its funding from the U.S.. Department of Education and five percent from the College of Mount St. Joseph.
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Upward Bound provides academic and interpersonal support to participants throughout their high school career. Upward Bound offers a 35-week Academic year and a six-week residential summer component (Summer Academy). During the summer component rising seniors (pre-12th grade students) participate in a career/service internship, while graduating seniors enroll in up to two 3-credit college course at the Mount which is transferable to any post-secondary institution they choose to attend. Additional information on both the academic and summer components of Upward Bound can be viewed by clicking on one of the links listed below.
High School (9-12):