TRIO High School Upward Bound Program
The Curriculum Services and Activities
Academic Year: During the year, UB administrative and instructional staff, as well as student employees from the Auraria campus, deliver all Program curricula and academic-support activities. Participating students enjoy a warm meal and attend after-school classes from 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., Monday-Thursday, and required or voluntary tutoring sessions offered Monday-Friday. The Program’s English and math classes not only offer participants a supplement to strengthen and hone their skill level in these core requirements but also provide them individual attention for specific skill acquisition, thus assuring proficiency in PARCC tests and a timely secondary graduation. Ranging from pre-algebra to calculus, UB math classes in particular ensure that all UB students maintain and build their math skills, even if they are not currently taking these classes in their high schools.
Summer Component: During this intensive component, participants’ learning outcomes are supported by rigorous academic classes and paid campus internships. Participants are placed in a variety of offices and assigned duties ranging from customer service to project research; the component includes a one-week training in cover-letter and résumé-writing, job-interview skills, employee etiquette, and review of appropriate policies and procedures. Non-Bridge 9TH, 10TH, and 11TH grade participants take eight weeks of intensive classes and assessments. Bridge participants spend eight weeks in a one college-credit course and a college-orientation class.