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Georgia Perimeter College Upward Bound

  • Georgia Perimeter College Upward Bound
  • 555 N. Indian Creek Dr
  • Clarkston, GA 30021
  • Brenda Jones
  • Upward Bound Counselor
  • (678) 891-3516

Program Description

The Upward Bound Program Is...

-A free college preparatory program funded by the U.S. Department of Education

-For students who are from low-income families and/or potential first- generation college students, 9th - 12th grades

-Designed to promote the academic skills and motivation for students to succeed in post-secondary education

-Tutorial, educational & cultural opportunities

-Saturday academic sessions, college tours and a six-week summer enrichment program

-Seeking students who want to attend college and are highly recommended by teachers and counselors

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)

Demographics

Race & Ethnicity

  • White: 1%
  • African American: 99%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 100
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk

First-Generation

  • Less than 25%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 85%
  • 4-yr College Graduation: 75%