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Upward Bound


TRIO/Upward Bound
Sattgast Hall, Third Floor

Phone: (218) 755-2092
Fax: (218) 755-4208

Mailing Address:
1500 Birchmont Dr. NE #19
Bemidji, MN 56601-2907

Being an Upward Bound Participant 

What Does Upward Bound Expect Of Its Students?

Once a student is chosen for Upward Bound, there are high expectations set for the student's academic and social performance. These expectations include the following:

  • Participating in Upward Bound until graduating from high school
  • Actively participating in Upward Bound activities including meetings with staff on school visits, completing Upward Bound assignments, and attending Upward Bound on-campus activities
  • Enrolling in high school courses required for admission to higher education programs
  • Maintaining 2.0 GPA (grade point average) throughout the program
  • Achieving satisfactory academic progress in all classes, including GPA (grade point average) improvement each semester and having no incomplete classes
  • Passing the MCA tests in Math and Reading
  • Attending school regularly
  • Applying for admission to a post-secondary education institution before January of the senior year in high school
  • Maintaining communication with Upward Bound for six years after graduating from high school to report on academic progress and the continuation of education
  • Exhibiting positive, friendly, cooperative and respectful behavior toward Upward Bound staff and fellow students
  • Observing the rules and regulations of Upward Bound
  • Not using tobacco products, alcohol, or abusing other substances (legal or illegal)