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  •  UB Dallas Group Photo 2014

    UB Dallas Group Photo 2014

  • New Points System for UB and Summer Trip


    The summer trip is going to be incredible! Since we don’t want anyone to miss out on it, please follow the new guidelines for earning points.  You will require 90 points to attend the trip.

    You will earn 10 pts for each Academic meeting. (90 total points) 

    (February 7, 21, 27; March 7, 21, 28; April 11, 18; May 2)  

    If you cannot meet one of the meeting dates or would like to increase your point totals here are two options:

    Two points for attending tutoring each week with a teacher at your home school (8 possible points each month).  Tutoring must be verified by email to me at cheryl@coastalbend.edu or turn in the tutoring slip.  (I will hand out). This could be a total of 8 points a month extra.

    Two points for each online assignment completed each month.  (Keep in mind that you will also receive $5.00 extra stipend for completing the task)

    There will be an extra opportunity for 9th and 10th graders this summer to earn 40 points toward the summer trip.  Juniors and Seniors will have to pass your summer classes to earn the trip which will equal 40 points. 

    There is a total of 130+ possible points that can be awarded. I am only requiring 90 for the trip so let’s get it together and mark your calendars!!

    Make UB your priority and make sure that you can go on AN AMAZING TRIP THIS SUMMER!!!

  • Meet the Upward Bound Staff 

    Program Overview
    Upward bound is a free, year round college preparatory program for high school students.  It is 100% grant funded by the federal government with an annual award of $382,500.  The goal of the program is to prepare low income, potential first generation college bound students for success in post secondary education.  Students attending a target school in Beeville, Mathis, Pettus, or Skidmore must qualify in order to be selected.  Once selected, students remain in the program until their graduation from high school and completion of their first summer semester of university. 

    Eligibility Requirements
    Students must be:
    1. Low-income and/or potential first-generation college board (neither parent has a bachelor's degree)
    2. At least 13 years old
    3. Entering the 9th, or 10th grade of high school
    4. Be a student attending a target school
    5. Be a citizen, national, or a permanent resident of the U.S.

    Academic Year
    September through May, students attend classes on specified Saturdays a month from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Instruction is offered in mathematics, English, reading, writing, study skills, speech, government, career awareness and related topics.

    Summer Component
    Starting in June, the students attend classes for six weeks. Classes, cultural events and field trips are held from Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  The summer program offers instruction in mathematics, English, science, foreign languages, life management skills and computer science.

    Bridge Program
    After graduating from high school, qualifying Upward Bound students enroll at Coastal Bend College for their first summer semester.  Students are assisted with the admissions and financial aid processes, as well as their academic transition to college.  Tutoring, counseling and various other services are also offered.  The bridge program provides tuition, housing, books and meals for our recent high school graduates.

  • Upward Bound Promo Video 2014

  • "Move In" Day at Coastal Bend College Upward Bound, June 1, 2014