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Upward Bound Program

Upward Bound

The purpose of the Upward Bound Program is to generate, in low-income and first generation high school students, the academic strength, skills, and motivation required to ensure their success in postsecondary education. The program is designed to better prepare selected students to enter and complete a postsecondary educational program after the completion of high school.

The Upward Bound Program, available to students in Jefferson, St. Helena, Tangipahoa and Washington parishes, offers classes in mathematics, English, science, study skills, and foreign language and provides the opportunity to receive college credit in freshman English, Math and science courses. The program also addresses additional needs of the students by offering non-academic services (i.e., financial aid assistance, personal and career counseling, and ACT/SAT testing information).
 
Students participating in Upward Bound must attend 16 Saturday sessions at the University, throughout the academic school year, and a six-week summer residential program. During the Upward Bound summer residential program, students live on campus at Southeastern Louisiana University and attend academic and cultural classes designed to provide educational and cultural experiences.Who Should Apply?
  • Students who are currently enrolled in 9th or 10th grade.
  • Students whose family's taxable income is no more than 150 percent of the federal poverty guidelines
  • Students whose parents have not graduated from a 4-year college or university (first generation college students)
  • Students who meet either or both of the above criteria will be selected for participation in the program based on their individual interests, needs, ability to benefit from the program, and availability of positions in the program

Math Science Upward Bound

The Southeastern Louisiana University's Upward Bound Math & Science Center is a federally funded TRIO program designed to prepare eligible high school students for successful admission into and completion of post-secondary degree programs that will lead to careers in mathematics and/or science.This program assists students in the development of critical thinking, scientific, and analytical skills. Students will be given the opportunity to work in various laboratory environments, will be given hands-on computer experience and will be provided the opportunity to receive college credit in freshman math and science courses. 

Check out our Saturday classes here! 

Who should apply?

  • Students who are currently enrolled in 9th or 10th grade

  • Students who meet either or both of the following criteria

    • Students whose family's taxable income is no more than 150 percent of the federal poverty guidelines

    • Students whose parents have not graduated from a 4-year college or university (first generation college students)

  • Attending one of the following schools:

  • St. Helena and Washington Parish schools: Franklinton, Pine, Mt. Hermon or St. Helena Central high

  • Tangipahoa Parish schools: Amite, Hammond, Independence, Kentwood, Loranger, Pontchtoula or Sumner high.  

  • At least a 2.5 cumulative GPA and at least a 2.0 GPA in math and science classes is preferred, but not required.

The Math-Science Upward bound Program has both an academic year component during selected Saturdays (see current calendar) and a six-week summer residential component. Please click on the links below to view the curriculum and activities for each component.

 

 

Application to Download or Print

 

Math Science Upward Bound Nomination Form

 Students must include the Nomination Form with their application materials to be completed by a math or science teacher. 

Public Service Announcements 

Check out our students' Public Service Announcements created Summer 2013 in our Media Mentoring Course with Mr. Steve Zaffuto of the Southeastern Channel.