Academic Year Program

Upward Bound Coordinators maintain regular contact with participants, meeting with them in their high schools and arranging workshops, field trips and attendance at cultural events. The following services are provided:

  • Academic Instruction
  • Academic and Skill Building
  • Tutoring
  • Academic Advising
  • Personal Counseling
  • Career Exploration
  • ACT Preparation
  • College Search, Campus Visits, Application Assistance
  • Financial Aid Information Workshops
  • Leadership Development
  • Cultural Events and Field Trips

Upward Bound Coordinators visit each target school identified in the Upward Bound grant a minimum of twice per month during the academic year. Coordinators may meet with Upward Bound students in an individual, per grade level or large group setting. Upward Bound students are expected to attend all regularly scheduled bi-monthly visits in their school. The following information is a general curriculum covered during the academic school year. Curriculum may be subject to change.

September 2014

Group meeting(s) for all students including new September admits.

TSCs provide yearly school calendar, student schedules for fall semester and update contact information if necessary.

Grade level meetings.

September 2014: Meetings #1/2

All Students:

•           Meeting Agenda

•           Complete yearly information update sheets (addresses, e-mail and phone #s)

•           Program Benefits

•           IDP Updating/Review

Grade 12:

•           ACT registration & fee waiver distribution (if applicable)

•           Senior Year Countdown to College Calendar

•           Career & College Planning Guide

Grade 11:

•           Junior Year Countdown to College Calendar

•           Career & College Planning Guide

Grade 10:

•           Junior Year Countdown to College Calendar

•           Career & College Planning Guide

Mailings home:

o          September 28th Workshop flyer & registration postcard (all)

o          Student Leadership Conference (select students only)

o          College & Scholarship Application Nights postcard (grade 12)

October 2014

Grade level meetings.

October 2014: Meetings #1/2

All Students:

•           Meeting Agenda

•           High School Activity Log

•           Peer Tutoring form

Grade 12:

•           ACT Codes for Iowa Schools

•           Senior Year fall semester Calendar

•           Reading with Purpose skill book

•           Senior College Application Update Form

•           Senior College Application Checklist

•           Mileage Reimbursement

Grade 11:

•           Next Step…College skill book

•           Extracurricular Tips/Archive

•           Hints for a Successful College Visit

Grade 10:

•           Time for Everything skill book

•           Time management tips/Personal time management worksheet

•           20 Questions to Ask your School Counselor

•           Extracurricular Tips/Archive

•           9/10th grade Planner

Mailings home:

o          Reggie’s Sleep Out registration (Student Advisory Board members)

November 2014

Grade level meetings.

November 2014: Meetings #1/2

All Students:

•           Meeting Agenda

•           New Tutoring Form / Guidelines

Grade 12:

•           Studying for Success skills workbook

•           Financial aid nights

•           Resource book, Get it Together for College

-College Majors and Matching Careers to Degrees

-Career Worksheet / Top 10 Career Charts

-Your Short List of Colleges / What you Want

•           “Your Course to College” booklet

•           Scholarship Search updates

Grade 11:

•           Resource book, Get it Together for College

-College Majors and Matching Careers to Degrees

-Career Worksheet / Top 10 Career Charts

-Your Short List of Colleges / What you Want

•           ACT Tips for Juniors

•           Effective Note Taking skills workbook

•           “Your Course to College” booklet

Grade 10:

•           Be Your Best on Tests skills workbook

•           Resource book, Get it Together for College

-College Majors and Matching Careers to Degrees

-Career Worksheet / Top 10 Career Charts

-Your Short List of Colleges / What you Want

Mailings home:

o           December 6th Workshop flyer & registration postcard

December 2014

Grade level meetings.

All Students:

•           Meeting Agenda

•           Summer 2015 Program Dates

Seniors:

•           How to Apply for Financial Aid Guide

•           Financial Aid Night dates at target schools

•           Scholarship Links/Deadlines

•           Scholarship & Grants Guide for Students

•           “Prepping for College” SYNC magazine

•           On-line activity: MVP scholarship at ISU (if applicable)

•           Studying for Success skills workbook (continued, if applicable)

•           For those who missed workshop: Academic Writing; 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens- text/workbook

Juniors:

•           ACT dates / registration information

•           “Prepping for College” SYNC magazine

•           Effective Note Taking skills workbook (continued, if applicable)

•           For those who missed workshop: ACT prep packets- reading & English; 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens- text/workbook

Sophomores:

•           Be Your Best on Tests Skill book (continued, if applicable)

•           Stress Management Self-Care Handbook

•           For those who missed workshop: ACT prep packets- reading & English; 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens- text/workbook; On-Course pre-test; Financial Literacy Inventory pre-test

Mailings home:

o           Final Exam Study Nights flyer/registration postcard (DMPS Target Schools only)

January

Grade level meetings.

February

Grade level meetings.

March

Grade level meeting.

April

Grade level meeting.

May

Grade level meetings; End of year visit.