Upward Bound Program

Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families, high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree, and low-income, first-generation students who are preparing to enter postsecondary education and demonstrate academic need. Our services provide fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance as well as opportunities for participants to succeed in pre-college performance and ultimately in higher education pursuits.


Upward Bound Recruitment

Student Eligibility

  • Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families, high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree, and who have demonstrated academic need.
  • View the Federal Guidelines for student eligibility for Upward Bound programs.

Schools Open for Recruitment

Students who attend one of the following high schools may be eligible to participate in the Upward Bound program.

  • Compton Unified School District
    • Centennial High School
    • Compton High School
    • Dominguez High School
  • Long Beach Unified School District
    • Cabrillo High School
    • Jordan High School
  • Los Angeles Unified School District
    • Gardena High School
  • Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District
    • John Glenn High School
  • Paramount Unified School District
    • Paramount High School