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Palo Alto College (TRiO Upward Bound)

Program Description

The TRiO Upward Bound Pre-College Program is a program designed to prepare high school students for college. Upward Bound offers instruction in five core areas including Literature, Composition, Math, Science and Foreign Language. Instruction in these areas is provided throughout the academic year and during a six-week summer component. In addition to instruction, students receive tutoring, advising, test preparation workshops, assistance in filling out documents necessary to pursue their college careers, and exposure to cultural and recreational activities. The Palo Alto College Upward Bound Program currently services 76 students from Lytle, Jourdanton, Pleasanton, and Poteet high schools. Upward Bound is funded through the United States Department of Education.

Services Provided

  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation

Demographics

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 76
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

First-Generation

  • Less than 25%