- Upward Bound is a federally-funded TRIO program through the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, DC.
- The program originated nationally in 1964, to assist underrepresented students achieve their postsecondary education goals.
- There are over 48,000 Upward Bound students served each year, from over 700 UB programs nationally in the United States!!
- Palomar College UB programs are a comprehensive academic college preparation and retention. They serve 65 students from classic Upward Bound and 60 rural Upward Bound
College Study Skills
After School Tutoring
Personal Education Planning
To become an Upward Bound participant, interested students will participate in an intense recruitment process which includes:
Attending Group Interviews
Attending Final Family Interview
Successfully completing a probationary period of 1 year or as determined by the Director
Palomar College Upward Bound Program
UB Objectives 2007-2012
1) 80% of all PC UB participants, who at the time of entrance into the project had an expected high school graduation date during the school year, will have achieved at the proficient level during high school state assessments in reading, language arts and math.
2) 90% 9th, 10, and 11th grade project participants served during each school year will continue to participate in the project during the next school year.
3) 90% of all UB participants, who at the time of entrance into the project had an expected graduation date during the school year, will enroll in a program of postsecondary education by the fall term immediately following the expected graduation date from high school
4) 80% of all UB participants who enrolled in a program of postsecondary education during the fall term immediately following high school graduation will be enrolled for the fall term of the second academic year.