WElcome to Upward Bound
Upward Bound began at Gulf Coast State College in 2012 and offers assistance to participants (9th-12th grade) from five Bay County High Schools: Arnold, Bay, Bozeman, Mosley and Rutherford. Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their pre-college performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves: high school students from low income families; and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a four year bachelor's degree.
The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of post-secondary education. Through intensive academic support and exposure to the college-going experience, Upward Bound equips participants to enter and succeed in higher education. All services provided are free.
Participants must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or an eligible non-citizen. They must also meet all of the following requirements:
Potential first-generation college student or
Low income (based on federal guidelines)
Has a need for academic support
At time of initial selection, has completed the eighth grade but has not completed the tenth grade