Allegany County high school students in grades eight to 11 who have college as a goal should consider Upward Bound. The Upward Bound program at FSU can help make a college dream a reality. UB can provide the skills and motivation to students who want to succeed in high school and college. There is no cost to the participant.
UB not only offers academic support and enrichment, but also offers an environment that helps foster personal growth and development. In order to accomplish this, Upward Bound is structured as a year-round program that offers both an academic year component and a six-week summer residential program. The program’s goal is to help students overcome the financial, social, academic, and cultural barriers to higher education that can exist for the individual student.
The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Both the academic year and summer components of the program offer academic classes in science, mathematics, writing, literature, and foreign language. SAT and ACT classes are also offered. The program also provides its graduating seniors with the opportunity to take college classes during the summer prior to attending college.
For six-weeks each summer, qualified teachers and staff offer UB students a simulated residential college experience on FSU’s campus. Students live in a residence hall during the week, attend classes, participate in many varied experiences both in and out of the classroom and return home on the weekends. Students can even earn money.
For more information or for an application call the Upward Bound Office at (301) 687-4994. You may also visit the Web site at www.frostburg.edu/clife/ubp, or pick up an application at FSU in 121 Sand Spring Hall.