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Normandale Community College Upward Bound

Program Description

Normandale Community College Upward Bound serves 66 students from four partner high schools: Richfield High School, Shakopee High School, Southwest High School, Washburn High School. Students are recruited in grades 9-11 and participate through their senior year. The students come from families who face economic challenges and/or families in which neither parent has a 4-year college degree.

What services does Upward Bound provide?

  • ACT Preparation
  • Career visits
  • College visits
  • Financial aid event
  • Homework help/tutoring
  • 9th-11th grade summer program
  • Saturday academies
  • Senior bridge summer program
  • Success Stories

    "Basically if it weren't for Upward Bound I would have never gotten my first job at Noodles and Company, gotten a 26 on the ACT, or made it through the school year. Just as important, Upward Bound gave me opportunities that I would have probably never had, from touring the amazing city of Chicago to hiking around Lake Superior with my friends." - Jiovani Medina, Richfield High School, Class of 2013

    Services Provided

    • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
    • Career exploration and counseling/internships
    • College admissions guidance and counseling
    • College fairs/campus visits
    • College transition and retention support
    • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
    • Other
    • SAT/ACT and other test preparation


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 66
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • Less than 25%