The Upward Bound program at Southeast Missouri State University serves 50 students who attend schools in Cape Girardeau, Caruthersville, Charleston, East Prairie, New Madrid, Portageville and Sikeston Missouri.
Upward Bound Participants:
- receive FREE tutorial services in their college prep courses
- are eligible to receive waivers for SAT and ACT
- visit college campuses in Missouri and out-of -state
- receive assistance in applying to college
- participate in educational, cultural and recreational field trips
- receive personal, academic and career counseling
- receive 6 hours of college credit after successfully completing the "Bridge" component attend study skills
- sessions on time management, note-taking, test taking etc.
All Upward Bound participants must enroll in college preparatory courses at their respective junior high or high schools. During the academic year students attend academic enrichment/tutorial sessions a least twice a week.
This program is designed to provide students with academic and non-academic support during the school year. Students are transported to the Southeast Missouri State University campus one Saturday a month for various courses and seminars. Other academic year services include:
- academic and career counseling
- preparing for the ACT
- learning good study skills
- getting assistance in coursework
- tutorial assistance
- exposure to cultural events, academic programs, college visitations
- planning for college
- assistance with college and financial and applications
- parent support programs and educational workshops
Upward Bound is an on-going academic experience beginning when the student enters the program and ending when the student is enrolled in a post-secondary institution.
The summer program is a six-week, educational program held on the Southeast Missouri State University campus. Participating students live on-campus in a University residence hall and take classes that are intended to help them prepare for college. Classes include, math, science, writing, critical thinking, literature and foreign language. The summer program is designed to provide a simulated college experience for the student. This enables students to become familiar with course content prior to official attendance. Social and cultural activities are planned for evenings. Planning for post-secondary education continually is emphasized.
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