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One of our teachers leading class during the Summer Upward Bound Program.
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At Upward Bound, students earn credit toward graduation.
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Students take electives,
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and college prep courses.
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Many university instructors teach for Upward Bound,
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or work in the specific field.
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Students graduate from our program and attend elite universities
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and find success in building community.
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Programs

The University of San Francisco operates two Upward Bound Math and Science programs, that service a total of seven target high schools, in the San Francisco Unified School District: Academy of Arts and Sciences, International Studies Academy, June Jordan, John O'Connell, Mission, Phillip and Sala Burton and Thurgood Marshall.

The programs provides the following:

 

  • The Upward Bound Summer Experience, including a five week residence program and Southern California College Tour
  • Instruction in reading, writing, study skills, and other subjects necessary for success in education beyond high school
  • Exposure to academic programs and cultural events
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Enrichment
  • Academic, financial, or personal counseling
  • Tutorial services
  • Mentoring programs
  • Information on postsecondary education opportunities
  • Assistance in completing college entrance and financial aid applications
  • Assistance in preparing for college entrance exams
  • Information on the full range of Federal Student Financial Aid programs and benefits
  • Guidance and assistance on secondary school reentry or alternative education programs; entry into general educational development programs or postsecondary education