Upward Bound Program
Upward Bound is a federally funded program that provides eligible students with academic support services and activities that will enhance their academic skills, thereby ensuring that these students will complete high school and enroll in and complete programs of post-secondary education.
The Upward Bound Program at James Sprunt Community College has a director, coordinator, two pre-college advisers, part-time instructors and tutors, program assistant and a technology assistant who provide an array of academic, educational and career support.
- Academic instruction in Math through pre-calculus, English, Spanish, Science and Science Lab.
- Academic advice and assistance in secondary school course selection.
- Assistance in preparing for college entrance examinations.
- Guidance in secondary school reentry and entry to programs of post-secondary education.
- Exposure to careers in which disadvantaged individuals are particularly underrepresented.
- Personal, academic, educational, financial, social and career counseling.
- Tutorial services in Math, Science, English, Spanish and other high school courses.
- Exposure to college campuses as well as cultural events, academic programs, and other sites or activities not usually available to low-income youth.
- Orientation workshops for the parents of current students.
- Supplementary academic skills workshops such as study skills and test taking skills.
- Mentoring programs involving the college faculty, staff and students.
Students who are enrolled in one of the four area high schools. At the time of initial selection, the student must be in either the 9th or 10th grade. Each participant must have a need for academic support in order to pursue successfully a program of education beyond secondary school. All participants must be either low-income or potential first generation college students.
- A completed Upward Bound Application packet (pdf)
- Parent's most recent IRS tax verification form