Imperial Valley Community College administers three programs funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Branch of TRIO Programs.

The purpose of the Upward Bound Classic program is to generate the skills and motivation necessary for success in education beyond high school. Students receive instruction and tutoring in science, literature, composition, mathematics, study skills, and other subjects necessary for success in education beyond high school. Services and activities are scheduled after school, on Saturdays, and during the Virtual Summer Bridge and Virtual Summer Academy.

The philosophy of the Upward Bound Classic program is that by helping students with their school assignments, Upward Bound students will have a realistic chance of entering and graduating from college. Upward Bound is also an early intervention project which effectively reaches out to students in the grades nine through twelve that have "college potential", but do not understand their options in higher education. In general, Upward Bound identifies students and provides them with encouragement, support, and assistance to achieve their educational goals.

Here, current students will be able to keep in contact with each other as well as receive information on upcoming events and important information. Current Upward Bound parents can review our program agenda as well as receive valuable information for their student's educational prospects.

Prospective Students and Parents will be able to access recruitment information as well as submit a pre-application on-line. Please click on Program Information to continue.


Upward Bound Classic Application (PDF)


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*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 Classic program is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, and sponsored by the Imperial Valley College.