TRIO Upward Bound
TRIO Upward Bound (UB) is a program that is federally funded through the United States Department of Education. Upward Bound is one of eight TRIO programs designed to promote academic success. Upward Bound is a college completion program serving students enrolled at DeKalb High School. Kishwaukee’s Upward Bound program provides the support, motivation and academic preparation necessary to go to college.
If you would like to be one of 60 students who receive individualized support through UB and you meet the eligibility requirements, please complete our application.
You can also complete the application in our TRIO Upward Bound Office located in C1210 at Kishwaukee College or at the DeKalb High School Student Services Office.
- The student must be recommended by at least two DeKalb High School officials (teacher and counselor) as having potential for success in college, but being unlikely to seek admission without additional support.
- The student must complete the application package and, if selected, participate in an interview with an Upward Bound staff member and parents.
- The student must be willing and able to participate in program activities. Weekly
and bi-weekly Saturday sessions must be attended.
- Complete the application package and, if selected, participate in an interview with UB staff members.
- Students must be willing to fully participate in UB in the Summer Academy and during the school year. There will be two Saturday components a month.
- UB gives preference to students who are willing to remain in the program through graduation from high school.
Images from 2019-2020 program participants.
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