High school students living in the Colorado Rocky Mountains can make college happen with support from Upward Bound. Upward Bound is a federally funded TRIO program from the U.S. Department of Education that provides high school students with the motivation and skills needed to successfully transition from high school to college, and go on to complete their college education. The FREE year-round support program is open to high school students in Eagle and Lake Counties as well as West Garfield County. Participants may apply as early as their 8th grade year and gain the support and skills to achieve academic excellence in both high school and post-secondary institutions. Upward Bound students are also, given opportunities to become more involved in their communities during their participation.
Number of Students Served:
U.S. Department of Education and Colorado Mountain College
Our mission is to support local West Garfield County high school students in their pursuit to successfully complete a high school and post-secondary education. Our mission is fulfilled through our services which include, but are not limited to: *Academic Support-Receive free tutoring support and study skills in all core subject areas including, but not limited to, *Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and Dual Enrollment Classes. *Academic Advising – Advice and assistance with high school and college course selection. *College Admission Assistance – Preparation for college entrance examinations, and help with admission applications. *Financial Literacy – Helpful information about federal financial aid, scholarships, and grants. *College exploration – Trips are available to area colleges for students to find a campus that fits them best. Summer Enrichment – Six-week summer program, including an on campus residential experience
Our objectives are catered to the success of our students in their post-secondary education pursuits. *Participants served during the project year will achieve cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better at the end of school year. *Seniors during the project year will have completed a rigorous secondary school program of study, achieved at the proficient level on state assessments in reading/language arts and math, enroll in college immediately preceding high school graduation. *Participants who enroll in post-secondary education will attain an associate or bachelor degree within six years following graduation from high school.
College and Postsecondary Planning:
High School (9-12):
Other Requirements :
First-generation college student (neither parent/guardian has achieved a bachelor's degree)
Other (including military, workforce, vocational/trade school):
Hispanic/Latino (including Spain):
American Indian or Alaska Native:
Black or African American:
White (Including Middle Eastern):