About the Program
The South Seattle Community College TRIO Upward Bound Program is funded by the US Department of Education and serves students at the Tyee Educational Complex (Global Connections High School and ACE) and the Evergreen Campus (HS3 and TEC), providing low-income and potential first-generation students with the skills and motivation to complete high school, go to college, and graduate from college.
Student participants are eligible to participate in a six-week non-residential summer program held on the campus of South Seattle Community College. Students are offered an integrated curriculum on core academic subjects like science, language arts, foreign language, math, humanities, and computer technology.
Learning Specialists teach daily UB classes at the target schools. The class curriculum covers various academic development subjects and college preparation topics, and provides vital services to Upward Bound students including:
- Academic Advising
- College and Career Exploration and Planning
- Study skills and test-taking strategies
- Tutoring in academic subjects
- Educational Field Trips
Who is Eligible to Participate
To participate in Upward Bound, students must:
- Attend one of the Target Schools: Global Connections High School, ACE, HS3, or TEC.
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
- Must demonstrate a need for academic support, as determined by the UBP, in order to successfully pursue a program of education beyond high school.
- At the time of initial selection, participants must have completed the eighth grade but not entered the twelfth grade. They must be at least 13 years old but not older than 19.
- Two-thirds (2/3) of the participants are required to be both low-income and first-generation college bound students. The annual low-income levels are provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. One-third (1/3) of the participants can be either low-income or first generation college bound students.