Upward Bound

Upward Bound is a program designed to provide high school students with opportunities to develop skills needed to achieve personal, academic, and career goals.  Its overall goal is to help students through high school and into college.  For students who possess the academic potential to be successful in college but who may need additional tools in order to get there, Upward Bound can be that tool.

During the school year, Upward Bound provides such tools as academic counseling and tutoring, career exploration, preparation for college entrance exams, and assistance with applications for college financial aid and admission.  Upward  Bound also includes a summer residential component.  During the five week program, students stay on the campus of Northeast Texas Community College and either take enrichment courses geared toward preparing them for the next school year or take college credit courses.

The Upward Bound program in its entirety provides academic, social, and cultural activities intended to build confidence and self reliance in young people; who will, in turn, succeed in college and later serve their communites in leadership roles.

 

For more info contact the Upward Bound office at 903-434-8219

Upward Bound of NTCC

The purpose of the Upward Bound Program of Northeast Texas Community College is to provide low-income, potential first generation students access to educational opportunities and to increase their numbers in post-secondary education by providing a wide range of services, both academic and cultural, to assist them in completing high school and preparing for and successfully completing post-secondary education.