A Life Enhancing College-Prep Program For Students In The Southwest

The Upward Bound Math and Science Program is a year-round college-prep academic outreach program. Students participate from their high schools during the academic year. Students who perform well are invited to apply to the summer component of the program to take classes and live on the Northern Arizona University (NAU) campus for four weeks.  

The Northern Arizona University Upward Bound Math and Science project (NAU UBMS) is located in Flagstaff, Arizona. The target area includes five high school sites, located in Apache, Coconino and Navajo counties on or near the Hopi and Navajo American Indian Reservations, in northeastern Arizona, one of the most impoverished regions in the United States (U.S.). These target schools include:

  • Coconino H.S (Flagstaff, AZ),
  • Holbrook H.S ( 90 miles east of Flagstaff, AZ),
  • Many Farms H.S ( 226 miles Northeast of Flagstaff, AZ),
  • Monument Valley H.S (150 miles Northeast of Flagstaff, AZ)

The UBMS Program accepts freshmen or sophomore high school students interested in math and science careers as new students. Students must participate in UBMS  through-out their high school years.Throughout the Academic year, the NAU UBMS staff make monthly visits to the five target schools and provide academic advising, financial counseling and academic success workshops to assist our students with tools and knowledge to maneuver their way through the next academic processes. Our goal is to ensure that students have every opportunity to continue their education past high school and are successful once they are at their post-secondary institution.