A Legacy of Success
Upward Bound is a year-round TRiO program providing educational services and college preparatory assistance to high school students who will be first-generation college graduates. Upward Bound is funded by the U.S. Department of Education for Northern Arizona high school students who attend either Flagstaff, Coconino, Williams or Winslow High Schools. Click here for academic eligibility, the application procedure, and to apply.
Upward Bound is designed to increase the retention and graduation rates of high school students who are low-income and/or first-generation college students (parents have not earned a 4-year college degree). Upward Bound will provide educational services to ensure eligible participants develop academic, emotional, social, motivational, cultural, leadership, and life-long learning skills necessary to graduate from high school, enroll in college, and earn an Associate's or Bachelor's degree.
Two components of Upward Bound
- Portfolio Program
- Summer Academy (4-week summer residential program on the NAU campus for incoming Sophomores and Juniors) (5-week summer residential program on the NAU campus for incoming Seniors)
Fall 2016 Program Calendar
Fall 2016 Upward Bound Freshmen Recruitment Schedule:
Upward Bound recruits freshmen students from Flagstaff High School, Coconino High School, Williams High School, and Winslow High School. All recruitment orientations will be held at each target school. See dates below:
|School||Student Recruitment Orientations||Parent Recruitment Orientations|
|Flagstaff High School||October 17||November 15|
|Winslow High School||October 21||November 9|
|Williams High School||October 26||November 16|
|Coconino High School||October 27||November 7|