Upward Bound Program
Due to current technical issues with the phone systems, you can also contact us at this alternate number: Director, Luis Torres (760) 457-7523
The Upward Bound Program provides educational support to high school students in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for students to succeed in high school and ultimately in higher education. Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families and from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree. All program activities and services are FREE of charge to qualifying students. The after school and weekend activities will be offered online to increase the safety of our students and staff. Upward Bound counselors and tutors will provide fun and engaging virtual services to meet the academic needs of all students.
-Online Academic Tutoring Services
-Online Counseling Services: Academic and Personal
-Educational and Online Cultural Events
-Mentoring and Career Exploration Services
-Advice and Assistance in High School and College Course Selection Services
-Preparation for College Entrance Exams
-College admission applications and financial aid assistance.
-Guidance on Entry into College
-Services for students who are Limited English Proficient, disabled, experiencing homelessness or in foster care
-Virtual Summer Academy (6 weeks)
-Virtual Summer Bridge at IVC: College Credits (6 weeks)
-Stipends and other incentives for active participation in program services
-Computer training for distance learning
-Computer equipment (if necessary)
Recruitment for the 2020-2021 academic year has commenced. We are currently looking to fill vacancies left by graduating Seniors. The program will be recruiting from the following high schools for the vacancies: Brawley, Calexico, Calipatria, Central, Holtville, Imperial and Southwest.
Upward Bound Classic Application (PDF)
Upward Bound Math & Science Application (PDF)
Upward Bound Waiting List Application
Upward Bound Waiting List Application (Spanish)
*The website materials were compiled through a grant from the U.S Department of Education. However, the Department has not reviewed the contents and no endorsement should be inferred.
The Upward Bound Program is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, and sponsored by the Imperial Valley College.