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Upward Bound Summer Session

Upward Bound offers a six-week summer program with two different levels running concurrently.

LEVEL 1: The High School Success Commuter Program will serve 9th and 10th grade students and will provide daily transportation to and from their high schools. Students will have the opportunity to take or retake a class for credit recovery, just like summer school, but our program will offer students an opportunity to participate in field trips and workshops and the awesome UB learning team will help these students make the transition to high school with a strong foundation. We are expecting to serve 50-60 students in this new commuter program.

LEVEL 2: The College Readiness Residential Program for 11th and 12th grade students allows them to experience living in a college residence hall, adapt to a college environment but will also include opportunities for students to retake classes with low grades and even take courses that might not otherwise fit into their high school schedules. The curriculum will continue to focus on developing critical thinking skills, research, writing and presentation skills; it will also emphasize integrated concepts to prepare students for college level expectations. We expect to serve up to 40 11th and 12th graders each summer.


Students in both levels will attend classes that will enhance and strengthen their academic skills in English, mathematics and science. They also attend classes and workshops in career planning, foreign language, computer applications, leadership and financial literacy.

Additionally, students participate in a full range of cultural and recreational activities, which include field trips to concerts, theater events and museums.

Summer Food Program

The CSULB Upward Bound summer residential program participates in the Food Research and Action Center's Simplified Summer Food Program. The Simplified Summer Food Program provides federal funds to feed children (18 and younger) up to two meals per day during the summer or during a year-round school’s extended break.

Learn more about the Simplified Summer Food Program and find out how to get more schools involved.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call 866-632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing-impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339, or 800-845-6136 (Spanish).