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Upward Bound Program

Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in pre-college performance and ultimately in higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families, high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelors degree, and low-income, first-generation military veterans who are preparing to enter postsecondary education. Read more about Upward Bound.

Students in the classroom.

If you are interested in participating in the Upward Bound Progam Download the Pre-Screening Questionnaire (PDF PDF Logo, 94 KB).

Norther California College Tour 2017

Class of 2018: Pack your bags! It is time for our annual Northern California College Tour (NCCT). During the month of April, UB will take all eligible juniors to visit college campuses in Northern California. Seniors who have been accepted to any of the visited schools will be invited. This is a great opportunity for students to explore schools outside of their communities. This year we are visiting Stanford, CSU Eastbay, Holy Names, San Jose State University, San Francisco State University, and CSU Stanislaus. Keep in mind that senior year is just around the corner, so this is a perfect time for you to visit as many campuses as possible. Space is limited for this excursion; seats will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Only students who submit all required documents by the due date will be reserved a seat. Only juniors who have passing grades and good Saturday tutorial attendance will be allowed to go on this field trip.  There will be a mandatory Parent and Student Orientation on Saturday, April 1st, 2017 from 12-1:30pm. Any participant who does not attend the orientation will not be allowed attend the trip. Contact Cadrena Heard with any questions at

Permission Slip Due Date: Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Mandatory Parent & Student Orientation: Saturday, April 1st, 2017 from 12-1:30pm at the Psychology Lecture Hall room 150 (Psych 150) located on campus. Parents and/or guardians may park in Lot 5. To avoid a ticket, please purchase a $7.00 permit located at a kiosk in the parking lot. You will only be required to input your license plate number. A permit will not be printed out.

Tour Dates: April 18th-20th.

2017 Student Leadership Conference

SGA will be going to WESTOP’s “Breaking Barriers and Rising Above,” 2017 Student Leadership Conference on Saturday, April 22nd from 8:00AM-2:30PM. SGA members will be participating in enriching pre-college/college, leadership, and cultural workshops.

The main goal of the conference is to empower, motivate, and most importantly promote embracing the leader within to achieve professional goals and celebrate personal accomplishments.?

More details to follow! If you have any questions, please contact the SGA advisor, Roberto Montes at (562)310-4825 or


Stellar Student: Sandra Godinez

Upward Bound would like to recognize Sandra Godinez as this month’s Stellar Students. Sandra has been with Upward Bound since the 9th grade. She has demonstrated commitment to our program by having excellent Saturday attendance, having only missed a couple of Saturday’s due to school activities. Sandra is extremely motivated and all of her hard work is starting to pay off as she just got accepted into one of the most challenging UC schools! Sandra will be attending the University of California, San Diego during the Fall 2017! We are extremely proud of her and all of her accomplishments! We know that this is only the beginning for her and she will continue to excel at everything that she sets out to do!

Dates for Fall Saturday Tutorials coming soon!

Note: Saturday Tutorials are mandatory for all students. Unexcused absences may result in dismissal from the program. If you have any questions or will not be attending any of the listed dates please contact your Educational Career Advisor.

March 2017

  • March 4: Saturday Academy Room PSY 150
  • March 18 : Saturday Academy, Room CBA 140A
  • March 25 : "Bite of Reality" Financial Literacy Day, Room KIN-093

April 2017

  • April 1 : Saturday Academy, Room CBA 139A
  • April 8 : Saturday Academy, Room PSY 150
  • April 29 : Career Academy and PSG Meeting, Room

May 2017

  • May 6:  Senior Showcase, Room CBA 139A

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Test Date:                                             Registration Deadline:

March 11 , 2017                                  Feb 10, 2017

May 6, 2017                                          April 7, 2017

June 3, 2017                                        May 9, 2017


Test Date:                                             Registration Deadline:

April 8, 2017                                         March 3, 2017

June 10, 2017                                      May 5, 2017

Please contact your Educational Career Advisor for more information regarding Registration Deadlines and fee waivers.


UB Informed

UB Informed Coming Soon! (PDF PDF Logo, KB).

UB Recruitment

ATTENTION: Students, parents and friends! Upward Bound is in the process of recruiting new ninth and tenth grade students from some of our participating high schools. See below for a list of the schools that are currently open for recruitment. If a school is not listed, student may be referred to another local Upward Bound Program is available. If you are interested in applying for the program, download and complete the Pre-screeing Questionnaire.

Schools Open for Recuritment

Cabrillo HS

Centinnial HS

Compton HS

Dominguez HS

Gardena HS

John Glenn HS

Jordan HS

Paramount HS

After School Tutoring Schedule

Upward Bound recommends tutoring for all students but requires it for new students and those with low grades in the past.Free tutoring is offered at the following locations and times.


Compton HS

     Parent Center

     3:00-4:30 pm


LB Jordan HS

     Career Center

     3:00-4:30 pm

Centennial HS

     3:00 - 5:00 pm


Cabrillo HS

     Campus Library

     3:10-4:30 pm

MLK Library

     17906 Alavon Blvd Carson, Ca

     4:00-6:00 pm


John Glenn HS

     Counseling Center

     3:00-5:00 pm

Paramount HS

     Room 5

     3:00-4:30 pm

Extra Tutoring Resources: The Khan Academy website where you will find very simple-to-understand videos that explain concepts and information on a variety of subjects, such as algebra, geometry, algebra 2, pre-calculus, biology, chemistry, physics and more.

Saturday Tutorial Reminder

Saturday Tutorials are mandatory for all students. Three or more unexcused absences may result in dismissal from the Upward Bound Program. If you have any questions or concerns contact your Education Career Advisor.

Parking on Saturdays

This is a reminder that Upward Bound is unable to issue parking permits to parents and students during Saturday Tutorials. In order to avoid receiving a parking citation, you must purchase a $5.00 all-day parking permit from one of the Yellow Kiosk and you must park in an assigned parking lot. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and we thank you in advance for your cooperation.

  • General Parking Lots:
    • 1, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20 and Parking Structure.

Please do not park in any of the restricted lots, you will be ticketed at your expense whether you have purchased a parking permit or not. Remember to check for posted signs.