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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.

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



Northern California College Tour 2016

It’s that time again.  So, pack your bags Class of 2017 for our annual Northern California College Tour! March 28-30, UB will take all eligible students to visit college campuses in northern California. This is a great opportunity for students to explore schools outside of their communities. This year we are visiting CSU Fresno, UC Merced, CSU East Bay, San Francisco State and CSU Monterey Bay. Keep in mind that senior year is just around the corner, making

this the perfect time to visit as many campuses as possible. Space is limited for this trip; 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.


Reminder: Only juniors who have passing grades and good Saturday tutorial attendance will be allowed to go on this field trip. Seniors who have applied and been accepted to a school on the trip may be invited. Participants must attend the mandatory parent and student orientation, or the student will not be included on the trip. Contact Cadrena Heard with any questions at


Permission Slip Due Date: Tuesday, March 22

Mandatory Orientation: Tuesday, March 22, 6 p.m. HSCI-105)

Tour Dates: March 28-30



Stellar Student: Nancy Rivas

Upward Bound would like to recognize this month’s Stellar Student, Nancy Rivas. Nancy is a student at Dominguez High School and has been devoted to UB since the ninth grade. Nancy has had a long list of accomplishments

throughout her high school career.  Since the ninth grade, Nancy has maintained a 4.0+ G.P.A and has never received a grade lower than an A in any of her classes. Her current G.P.A is 4.54, and she is ranked No. 1 in her high school. As a senior, Nancy is pushing herself academically, most of her classes are AP; they include, AP English, AP statistics and AP Spanish as well as pre- calculus. She has already been accepted to CSU Fullerton, CSU

Los Angeles, CSU Northridge, San Diego State, UC San Diego, UC Riverside and her dream school UC Irvine, where she plans to study criminal justice. Nancy has received numerous honors and awards for her academic and community involvement excellence.  Some of her awards include: Science Fair Winner, Mesa Regionals Award, Honor Roll (four years) Cross Country and Track and Field Award and the National Honor Society. Not only does she challenge herself academically, she is also extremely involved in her community and spends a lot of time developing herself as an individual. She is a part of MESA, a Mathematics, Engineering, Science and  chievement Program. She has served as library assistant and participated with the salvation Army as a chaperone for children. Additionally, Nancy trained for seven years to earn a black belt in karate and has served as an assistant karate instructor.

Nancy is the epitome of a well-rounded student and all things that can be accomplished with hard work, dedication and perseverance.  UB is extremely proud of her accomplishments and know that she will excel beyond everyone’s expectations.


  • March 12, 2016  PSY-150     8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Aprl 16, 2016      PSY-150     8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Aprl 23, 2016      PSY-150     8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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.

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    Test Date                        Deadline Date

  • May 5, 2016                     April 9, 2016


    Test Date                        Deadline Date

  • April 9, 2016                    March 18, 2016 (Late Deadline)

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


UB Informed

Read the UB Informed now! (PDF PDF Logo, 653 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.


Millikan HS RM: TBD (3:15 - 4:45)

2800 Snowden Ave

Long Beach, CA 90815

Compton HS Library (3 - 4:30)

601 S Acacia Ave

Compton, CA 90220

Tuesday: 3:15 - 4:30

Cabrillo HS Library (3:10 - 4:30)

2001 Santa Fe Ave

Long Beach, CA 90810

Jordan HS Career Center (3 - 5)

6500 Atlantic Ave

Long Beach, CA 90805

Paramount Public Library (6:30 - 7:30)

16254 Colorado Ave

Paramount, Ca 90723


John Glenn HS Career Center (4 - 5)

13520 Shoemaker Ave

Norwalk, CA 90650

Paramount HS Rm #7 (3:10 - 4:30)

14429 Downey Ave

Paramount, Ca 90723

Carson MLK Library (5:30 - 7:30)

17906 S Avalon Blvd
Carson, CA 90746


Cabrillo HS Library (3:10 - 4:30)

2001 Santa Fe Ave

Long Beach, CA 90810

Centinnial HS Rm #63 (3 - 4:30)

6500 Atlantic Ave

Long Beach, CA 90805

John Glenn HS Career Center (3 - 4)

13520 Shoemaker Ave

Norwalk, CA 90650

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. You can earn extra points by registering with your "COACH."

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.