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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, 178 KB).


Southern California College Tour

The Southern California College Tour is around the corner. Let’s hope for great weather so our trip will be nice. This year we will be visiting Cal Baptist, UC Riverside and Cal Poly Pomona

The tour will take place Tuesday, November 4. This is a great opportunity for our students to become familiar with universities in the Southern California area. Thank you to all the students who submitted their permission slips by the deadline. Students who did not submit their forms will not be allowed to go. For more information or questions contact, your UB advisor.

Who: Eligible 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Grade Students

When: Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Where: Cal Baptist, UC Riverside and Cal Poly Pomona

Time: 7:00 am - 4:30 pm

Students should meet at the Walter Pyramid.



Stellar Student: November

  Jacqueline Flores

Upward Bound would like to recognize Jacqueline Flores as student of the month. Jacqueline has participated in UB since the 11th grade, and she had the opportunity to participate in the summer residential program, college tours and various workshops. Although she has had some obstacles in her  education, she has persevered and worked very hard to get to where she is now.  She is dedicated and committed to her education and is doing very well at Compton High School.  She is currently applying to colleges and hopes to attend Cal State Dominguez Hills or Cal State Long Beach next fall.  Jacqueline, keep up the great work and continue to make us proud.

  • November 1, 2014 PSY-150
  • November 15, 2014 PSY-150
  • November 22, 2014 PSY-150

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.

View full Calendar of Events


    Test Date                        Deadline Date

  • November 8, 2014     October 87, 2014
  • December 6, 2014    Noember 6, 2014


    Test Date                        Deadline Date

  • December 13 , 2014   November 7, 2014

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, 3.67 MB).

UB Recruitment

ATTENTION: Students, parents and friends! Upward Bound is in the process of recruiting new 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, the application will be placed on a waiting list and will be considered at a later date. If you are interested in applying for the program, download an application at

Schools Open for Recuritment

Cabrillo HS

Jordan HS

Paramount HS

John Glenn HS

Gardena HS

Compton 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. We provide free tutoring to students at our Tutorial Center located on the second floor of the 5500 E. Atherton offices building Monday 3-4 and Wednesday 3-4. This site serves Wilson, Millikan, Renaissance, Poly, and Lakewood High Schools. Tutors are also out in the community at the following locations and times.

Tuesday: 3:00 - 4:30

Cabrillo High School Library

2001 Santa Fe Ave

Long Beach, CA 90810

Dominguez High School Library (3-4)

15301 S San Jose Ave

Compton, CA 90221

Jordan High School Career Center

6500 Atlantic Ave

Long Beach, CA 90805

Wednesday: 3:00 - 5:00

Paramount High School Rm #7

14429 Downey Ave

Paramount, Ca 90723

Wednesday: 5:00 - 7:30

Paramount Public Library

16254 Colorado Ave

Paramount, Ca 90723

Compton Central Library (4-5:30 pm)

240 N Central Ave

Compton, CA 90220


Thursday: 3:00 - 4:30

John Glenn High School Career Ctr.

13520 Shoemaker Ave

Norwalk, CA 90650

Cabrillo High School Library

2001 Santa Fe Ave

Long Beach, CA 90810

Bilbrew Public Library

150 E. El Segundo Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90061

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.