Keeping minds active during the long summer break is no problem at Upward Bound. During the residential summer program, students take classes designed to prepare for them for success in high school and beyond. Continuing to develop skills and content already learned as well as exploring new subjects provides students with foundation for success in the coming academic year.
Students take classes in some of the following areas, depending on their high school progression:
- Laboratory Science: Microbiology, Chemistry, Earth Science
- Writing & Literature
- Math: Algebra through Calculus
- Senior Seminar: ins and outs of the college application process
- Foreign Language: Juniors take Spanish or French
- Social Justice
In addition to course content, students learn a lot about what it takes to be a successful student. From concepts like growth mindset and grit, to strategies in time management, organization and study skills, the summer program is full of opportunities for learning how to push through challenges and stay focused on the goal of a college degree.