During the academic year, Upward Bound provides opportunities to the Math/Science program. As a team, we have developed a model for working with students that involves both individual and group counseling. Throughout the year, assistance is provided in academic, career, and college planning.
As a freshman or sophomore you will spend time getting to know your counselor as well as keeping up grades and working on study skills and time-management. The time spent building a relationship with your primary Academic Counselor will form the foundation in preparing you for summer program and the college search and application process.
As a junior, you will explore career and college opportunities as well as review academic progress. Academic tutoring is provided as needed. As a senior, you will benefit financially from fee waivers provided to cover the SAT exam and your college applications. You will have the opportunity to participate in college visits throughout New England. You will receive assistance from us with your college applications and college financial aid applications through Upward Bound. We also select students from the program to attend the New England Student Leadership Conference and New England TRiO Day activities. Reunions are held during the school year where you can reconnect with your UB friends.
Math/Science provides academic services by traveling to in-state schools twice per month and to out-of-state schools once per month.
Tutoring is available for any UB student who is struggling in a class. UB counselors will work with the student and the guidance staff of that school to locate an appropriate peer or adult tutor. A UB student can receive up to two hours of tutoring service per week and Upward Bound will cover the costs of the tutor. We encourage a student to seek the assistance of the class instructor first and then notify his/her UB counselor if subject difficulties continue. Upward Bound also provides tutoring during school visits. We pay $6 and hour for other students to tutor a UB student, and $10 for an adult, for a maximum of 2-3 hours a week.
The College Board provides your Academic Advisors with waivers. Each of them have a specific code that you need to enter at the end of your SAT application, or send to your potential colleges along with your recommendation letters
Talk with your counselor about available resources. Sign up for the SAT at www.collegeboard.com/
Some colleges use the PROFILE to help them award financial aid packages to students. The PROFILE is a “financial” glance at you as a student. Sign up at www.collegeboard.com/.
We help students apply for a “PIN”, fill out the FAFSA and ensure that students are getting the most appropriate financial aid award for their financial situation.
Sign up for a “PIN” at www.pin.ed.gov and fill out the FAFSA beginning in January your senior year of high school (and every year you’re in college after that) at www.fafsa.ed.gov
College Fee Waivers
Your Academic Advisor will have these for you. When applying for colleges online send your waivers along with recommendation letters and any other materials that must be sent to your schools.
Director’s List & Stipends
Upward Bound provides $50 at the end of each school year for students who have maintained an overall “C” average or better for 3 out of 4 quarters each year in their core academic classes. We also provide academic incentives in the form of stipends at the end of each quarter.
Playing ‘Who in the Group?’
Spring 2012 Reunion
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