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Upward Bound Math and Science

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What is Upward Bound Math and Science

The Upward Bound Math and Science program is designed to strengthen the math and science skills of participating students. The goal of the program is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science and to encourage them to pursue postsecondary degrees in math and science, and ultimately careers in the math and science profession.

The Upward Bound Math and Science program at Central Carolina Community College serves 60 students from Harnett County High Schools in grades 9 through 12.

Program Services

Program services include: summer programs with intensive math and science training; year-round counseling and advisement; exposure to college faculty members who do research in mathematics and the sciences; computer training; and participant-conducted scientific research under the guidance of faculty members or graduate students, who are serving as mentors; education or counseling services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students

  • Instruction in Mathematics, Science, Foreign language, Composition and Literature
  • Academic tutoring
  • Advice and assistance in secondary and postsecondary course selection
  • Assistance in preparing for college entrance examinations and completing college admission applications
  • Information on the full range of Federal student financial aid programs and benefits (including Federal Pell Grant awards and loan forgiveness) and resources for locating public and private scholarships
  • Assistance in completing financial aid applications, including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  • Education or counseling services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students or the students' parents, including financial planning for postsecondary education
  • Mentoring programs
  • Information, activities, and instruction designed to acquaint youth participating in the project with the range of career options available to the youth
  • Work-study positions where youth participating in the project are exposed to careers requiring a postsecondary degree
  • On-campus residential programs
  • Exposure to cultural events, academic programs, and other activities not usually available to disadvantaged youth
  • Programs and activities that are specially designed for participants who are limited English proficient, participants from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in postsecondary education, participants who are individuals with disabilities, participants who are homeless children and youths, participants in or who are aging out of foster care, or other disconnected participants
  • Guidance on and assistance in entry into postsecondary education

Target Schools

High Schools in Harnett County, North Carolina:

  • Harnett Central High School
  • Overhills High School
  • STAR Academy
  • Triton High School
  • Western Harnett High School
  • Director of TRIO Programs
  • Ashley Tittemore