Upward Bound is a federally-funded program administered by Idaho State University designed to enhance the skills and motivation necessary for success in education beyond high school for youth of low-income families who are potential first-generation college students.
The program is divided into two periods of instruction: summer and academic year. During the summer, students come to Idaho State University for eight weeks to take classes concentrating on basic skill improvement in math, English, and science, as well as other courses. Students live on campus and participate in a variety of activities as well as study hall after classes each day. The academic year follow-up offers tutoring and advising to students on a weekly basis. Students are transported to Idaho State University for weekly study and tutoring sessions.
Contact the UB coordinator for more information.
Pocatello High School
American Falls High School
Aberdeen High School
Century High School
Highland High School
The goal of the Upward Bound Math and Science program is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science and to encourage them to pursue postsecondary degrees and ultimately careers, in math and science.
Program services include:
Summer programs with intensive math and science training
Opportunities for research experience with faculty members
Academic, financial, or personal counseling
Information on postsecondary education opportunities
Assistance in completing college entrance and financial aid applications
Assistance in preparing for college entrance exams
Information on the full range of Federal Student Financial Aid programs and benefits
Shelley High School
Firth High School
Bonneville High School
Idaho Falls High School
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We believe that connecting kids with nature is important. When kids learn to enjoy and understand the natural world around them, they are more likely to value nature and the out of doors throughout their life. In addition, kids of all ages benefit from being in nature, we know that being outside helps everyone be more relaxed, and able to cope with stress. Each year, the Land Trust works with hundreds of schoolchildren doing educational programming as well as recreational activities. Some of the unique programs we are proud to be a part of include Wild Outdoor Week (WOW), the NEW ROOTS program, Bird by Bird, and so much more!
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We envision a system that is easy to navigate, delivers fair results, and meets the nations need for talent through a broad range of credentials.
Our goal is to prepare people for informed citizenship and for success in a global economy.”