About Upward Bound North

Upward Bound North (UBN) is a federally funded TRIO program. The goal of the Upward Bound Program is to academically prepare low-income, first-generation college students to enroll and graduate from the four-year college/university of their choice.

UBN serves students attending our three partnership schools: Calistoga High School, Cloverdale High School, and Geyserville High School. 

Student Requirements

  • Participate in the program throughout four years of high school.
  • Attend a six-week Summer Academy at SSU.
  • Enroll in the following A-G college preparatory high school classes: English, 4 years; Mathematics, 3+ years; Science with Lab, 2+ years; Foreign Language, 2+ years; Social Science, 2 years; Visual and Performing Arts, 1 year; College Prep elective, 1 year.
  • Maintain good academic standing in all classes.

Parent/Guardian Requirements

  • Attend parent workshops designed to provide support and understanding of the educational process.
  • Attend program orientations and awards ceremonies.

Academic Year Services

  • Academic advising and guidance.
  • Assistance for juniors and seniors regarding college applications, financial aid, and preparation for the EPT/ELM and SAT/ACT college entrance examinations
  • Social, cultural, and educational field trips to northern/southern California and other exciting places.
  • Awards Ceremony where students' achievements are recognized.
  • College tours to four-year colleges and universities in California such as University of California-Los Angeles, Stanford University, University of California-Davis, California Polytechnic Institute, and St. Mary's College.

Summer Session Services

  • A six-week Summer Academy at SSU. Classes are designed to give students a head-start for the upcoming year, thus providing an academic advantage. Classes meet Monday-Thursday; field trips or community service activities are conducted on Fridays.
  • Academic needs assessment.
  • Access to SSU's library, computer center, and recreation facilities.
  • Field trips and social/cultural/educational activities.
  • ACT, SAT and ELM/EPT Workshops.
  • College tours.
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