The University of Northern Iowa (UNI) Classic Upward Bound (CUB) TRiO Program is designed to serve 85 high school scholars from target schools in Waterloo, IA. At least 2/3 of the scholars will be both low-income and first-generation (neither parent has earned at least a baccalaureate degree). The remaining 1/3 of scholars will be either low-income or first-generation. All scholars will have documentation showing need of academic assistance in order to reach the expected outcome of completing high school, entering, and graduating from a postsecondary institution. To facilitate the projectâs six objective outcomes, the program has both an academic and summer component. The academic year component is designed around a weekly tutorial program. All participants are required to attend tutorials a minimum of two hours, two days per week. Special emphasis is placed on the mastery of mathematics, science, reading, and writing. The six week summer residential component is conducted on the UNI campus. Each scholar is required to devote a minimum of seven hours, five days a week to formal instruction in mathematics through pre-calculus, laboratory science, foreign language, financial literacy, composition, literature, and technology courses. Scholars also receive a minimum of 50 hours of supplemental instruction (SI)/tutoring, 16 hours of academic advising, career and interpersonal counseling, and 120 hours in an array of academic focused social and cultural activities (college visits, workshops, etc.).
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The University of Northern Iowa Classic Upward Bound Program will be an agent of change by developing collaborative relationships with scholars, parents, schools, and the community by providing services and support which will enhance the academic skills and motivation of low income and first-generation scholars which are needed to complete high school, enter a postsecondary institution, and ultimately obtain at least a Baccalaureate degree.
Academic Performance--Grade Point Average (GPA): 58% 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. Objective 2. Academic Performance on Standardized Test: 70 % of UB seniors served during the project year will have achieved at the proficient level on state assessments in reading/language arts and math. Objective 3: Secondary School Retention and Graduation: 80% of project participants served during the project year will continue in school for the next academic year, at the next grade level, or will have graduated from secondary school with a regular secondary school diploma. Objective 4: Secondary School Graduation (rigorous secondary school program of study): 75% of all current and prior year UB participants, who at the time of entrance into the project had and expected high school graduation date in the school year, will complete a rigorous secondary school program of study and graduate in that school year with a regular secondary school diploma. Objective 5: Postsecondary Enrollment: 70% of all current and prior UB participants, who at the time of entrance into the project 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). Objective 6: Postsecondary Completion: 60% of participants who enrolled in a program of postsecondary education, by the fall term immediately following high school graduation or by the next academic term (e.g., spring term) as a result of acceptance by deferred enrollment, will attain either an associate’s or bachelor’s degree within six years following graduation from high school.
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