Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in pre-college performance and ultimately in higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families, high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelors degree, and low-income, first-generation military veterans who are preparing to enter postsecondary education. Read more about Upward Bound.
Applying for Upward Bound has never been easier. Download the application for Upward Bound (PDF , 150 KB).
The annual Northern California College Tour (NCCT) was a huge success last month. This year we had a total of 35 students participate in this college tour. We visited UC Merced, University of the Pacific, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and UC Santa Barbara. At University of the Pacific, participants had a great time watching a Men’s Volleyball game against Stanford University. More importantly, participants heard from staff and students first-hand about the opportunities that each campus has to offer. We want to thank all of the participants for representing the CSULB Upward Bound Program so well and asking insightful questions.
2013 Summer Program:
Getting Ready for Launch
The Summer Program is just around the corner and we are excited to take our students on the adventure of a lifetime. Every summer we try to take our students to new places and explore new ideas. This summer, in partnership with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, we will be taking our students to MARS. You could say back to Mars since we did a similar program theme three years ago, however; this time, we have modified the structure to continue to serve our 9-10 graders commuting to campus and our 11-12 graders living in the dorms.
For those students participating in the residential program, the curriculum will center on the questions of designing, creating, and executing a NASA mission to colonize MARS. Our 11-12 grade students will work together in teams as NASA engineers to design and test various elements of the mission to ensure the success of our commuting 9-10 grade students who will be in training to serve as the astronauts and colonists. At each level, students will be learning to understand their own strengths, how to work in teams, how to think critically, and how to solve problems. This unique topic allows us to draw on a wide body of information and concepts that will challenge students to apply concepts and skills from all of their classes to contribute to the whole of the mission.
We will also offer our students an opportunity to make up credits in algebra, geometry, intermediate algebra (2) and English 9, 10, or 11. Up to 5 semester credits will be available for students that need to make up a “summer school course” through our APEX learning option.
We are excited for what this summer will bring and for how our experiences will prepare us for life at another school, another grade, and whatever our futures hold. We hope you will join us!
Senior Banquet: Save The Date: Thursday, June 6th, Invitations will be mailed out this month.
Upward Bound Scholarship: The Upward Bound Program offers three scholarships to current senior participants. All interested students should submit an applications and supporting documentation to Sandra Young by May 27. Download the scholarship the application (PDF , 501 KB)
Student Intent To Register: May 1st is the deadline for students to accept or decline your admission to all CSU’s, UC’s and most private schools. Submit your “Student Intent to Register” before the deadline. Most can be done online through your student portals.
Student Portals/Admissions Correspondence: It is your responsibility to comply with admission requests by the deadlines you are given and submit required documentation. Most campuses will be requesting seventh semester transcripts; the general deadline is March 15. Missing deadlines can jeopardize your admission.
English Placement Test (EPT) and Entry Level Math (ELM): The CSU requires you to take the English Placement Test (EPT) and the Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) exam prior to enrollment in the CSU (unless you are exempt). The EPT and the ELM are not admission tests; they only determine eligibility to enroll in college level courses. Register for these tests at: https://ept-elm.ets.org/CSU/.
Cal Grant Awards: Check to see what Cal Grant you have been awarded by creating an account at https://mygrantinfo.csac.ca.gov/logon.asp. Make sure it will be sent to the college you are planning to attend-if it is not you need to change it.
Student Portals/Admissions Correspondence: It is your responsibility to comply with admission requests by the deadlines you are given and submit required documentation. Missing deadlines can jeopardize your admission.
Housing: If you are interested in living in university housing, now is the time to begin working on housing applications. UB advisors are available to assist you with housing applications and answer any questions regarding residential life.
Acceptance Letters: Many of you have already started receiving letters of acceptance from the institutions you applied to. Please share a copy of those letters with your UB counselor; they are needed for your file. If you were denied and would like to appeal, contact your UB counselor for assistance with that process.
*Important Notice: If you received a D or Fail in an A-G course first semester or dropped a course you need to notify each institution that you applied to. This may jeopardize your admission.*
Upward Bound would like to recognize Carlos Velador as this month’s Stellar Student. Carlos is a freshman at Animo Watts College Preparatory Academy. Although Carlos is new to Upward Bound, he has been committed to the program since he became a participant. Carlos finished the first semester of his freshman year with a 4.29 GPA. Carlos continues to challenge himself by taking advanced courses like English Honors, algebra 2 honors and physics. Carlos is always respectful, polite and has a good attitude. The Upward Bound Program staff is very proud of Carlos’ drive and dedication. His journey to success has just begun and we are confident that he will do great things in the future. Carlos keep up the great work and continue to be a good role model to all of your peers.
Note: Saturday Tutorials are mandatory for all students. Unexcused absences may result in dismissal from the program. If you have any questions or will not be attending any of the listed dates please contact your Educational Career Advisor.
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Please contact your Educational Career Advisor for more information regarding Registration Deadlines and fee waivers.
SGA will be hosting a car wash to fundraise for scholarships and “The GAME” prizes. Please help SGA by selling car wash tickets, volunteering the day of the event and/or by donating items. Students can earn 1 point for The Game for every ticket sold; this is your last chance to help your team win! Please help by donating towels, buckets, soap and sponges. Together we can make the last fundraiser of the year a huge success! For more information please contact Nancy Nasouf, SGA advisor, at 562-985-7567.
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6251 E. Pacific Coast Hwy
Thank you to everyone who nominated students for the 2013-2014 Student Government Association Board last month. We received many nominations and are excited about the quality of students who were nominated. This is an excellent opportunity for our students to help make a difference in the program.
The candidates will be announced on Saturday, May 4 and campaigning will begin. On Saturday, May 18 the candidates will present their platforms and elections will take place the same day. Be present to vote for the board members who will represent you next year. Good luck to all the candidates!
GRAND PRIZE (Sponsored by Parent Support Group)
3 Night Camping Trip – YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK / Bass Lake, May 24-27.
2nd Prize (Sponsored by Student Government Association)
Day Pass to Soak City Water Park – Buena Park, May 18.
3rd Prize: (Sponsored by Upward Bound Staff)
3-D Imax at Irvine Spectrum & Lunch at Ruby’s in Laguna Hills, June 1.
Start the year off with KHAN Academy. You may not know this, but Upward Bound offers free math tutoring 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week. All you need is a computer to login to the Khan Academy website www.khanacademy.org where you will find very simple-to-understand videos that explain concepts and information on a variety of subjects, such as algebra, geometry, algebra 2, pre-calculus, biology, chemistry, physics and more.
If you want to get better grades this year, especially in math and science don't just use Khan Academy when you don't understand something. Try watching a video every day! Watch the video for the concept that you will be learning from your teacher the next class. Using KHAN to introduce a new concept will help you understand it before and after your teacher explains it.
The Upward Bound Program recommends tutoring for all students but requires it for new students and those with low grades in the past. We provide free tutoring to students the following locations. Tutoring will begin September 24th.
Upward Bound Tutorial Center
5500 E. Atherton Street, Suite 202
Long Beach, Ca 90815
Monday: 3:00 - 4:30pm
2001 Santa Fe Ave
Long Beach, CA 90810
14429 Downey Ave
Paramount, Ca 90723
Lakewood, CA 90715
2606 N. Central Ave.
Compton, CA 90220
John Glenn High School Rm #802
13520 Shoemaker Ave
Norwalk, CA 90650
15301 S San Jose Ave
Compton, CA 90221
6500 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, CA 90805
2001 Santa Fe Ave
Long Beach, CA 90810
240 N Central Ave
Compton, CA 90220
16254 Colorado Ave
Paramount, Ca 90723
4050 E Imperial Hwy
Lynwood, CA 90262
Saturday Tutorials are mandatory for all students. Three or more unexcused absences may result in dismissal from the Upward Bound Program. If you have any questions or concerns contact your Education Career Advisor.
This is a reminder that Upward Bound is unable to issue parking permits to parents and students during Saturday Tutorials. In order to avoid receiving a parking citation, you must purchase a $5.00 all-day parking permit from one of the Yellow Kiosk and you must park in an assigned parking lot. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and we thank you in advance for your cooperation.
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Please do not park in any of the restricted lots, you will be ticketed at your expense whether you have purchased a parking permit or not. Remember to check for posted signs.