Annual Upward Bound program activities

During the summer, Upward Bound students live on the Adams State University campus and are involved in an intensive academic study program with an emphasis on literacy, mathematics, science, and culture. The students academic data is assessed to determine their strengths and weaknesses and then students are placed into core curricula based on those needs. Individual and group counseling is also an important element of the program. Additionally, the students participate in numerous educational and recreational field trips. Upward Bound's residential program runs six weeks during the summer.

During the academic year, Upward Bound students receive academic instruction with an emphasis on math and literacy skills with additional participation in an extensive career education program. One-to-One counseling is emphasized during the academic year. Counselors follow the students' progress in high school, and students learn about the college application process and how to apply for financial assistance. Students are involved in a variety of educational activities and recreational field trips, such as ACT preparation workshops, note taking workshops, college course audits, campus visitations, amusement parks, etc...