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TRiO UPWARD BOUND COMPONENTS

The program has two main components:

I. The Academic Year

a. Academic Year Student Handbook Booklet

b. Summer Session Student Handbook Booklet

II. The Summer Program

a. The Class Schedule (PDF)

I. THE ACADEMIC YEAR

The Academic Year begins in September of each year and finishes during the month of May. During the Academic Year, the students receive the following services:

  • Academic coaching twice a week in addition to individually scheduled tutoring
  • Advising
  • College visitations
  • Group Sessions
  • Social and cultural activities
  • Senior Seminar
  • Special Sessions

SPECIAL SESSIONS

A monthly workshop in which topics of student interest are addressed.

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SENIOR SEMINAR

This is a weekly class exclusively for 12th grade students. During Senior Seminar the students learn how to:

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  • Apply for college
  • Apply for financial aid and scholarships
  • Register for admission exams such as ACT and SAT
  • Use available college resources
  • Prepare for the transition to college

II. THE SUMMER PROGRAM

Students participate in a six week Summer Session Program (from mid June to the end of July) during which they acquire many valuable personal and academic skills. These include:

  • living in a college residence hall
  • participating in a strong academic program emphasizing Math, English, Science, and a Foreign Language
  • developing or increasing social and cultural skills
  • visiting colleges
  • A.C.E (Access to Career Exploration)
  • Bridge

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A.C.E. PROGRAM

The Access to Career Exploration Program gives students the opportunity to learn about career opportunities and to work under the supervision of a volunteer professional (mentor). By participating the students learn:

  • about the realities and requirements of a career or profession
  • to develop personal, academic, and employability skills

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THE BRIDGE PROGRAM

The Bridge Program is exclusively for students who have just received their high school diploma and who have earned the opportunity by meeting senior year expectations. Participants will:

  • take college courses at Hope College
  • receive up to 4 credit hours transferable to a student's college or university
  • save over $3,500 in tuition, room and board
  • experience independence but learn responsibility

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