Upward Bound is a free, year-round college prep program for high school students. The goal of the program is to prepare low income, first generation college bound students for success in post secondary education.
Students attending Los Lunas High School, Valencia High School, and Belen High School must qualify for selection to the program (see link to the left). Once selected, students remain in the program until their graduation from high school and the completion of their first summer of college.
During the academic year, students receive tutoring in math, science, social studies, composition, and literature with certified teachers. Students also receive counseling and help with study skills to help them improve both grades and self-confidence.
During the summer, students participate in a six-week program at the university campus. Students take challenging enrichment courses, participate in a variety of field trips, and experience diverse cultural, social, and career-related activities.