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BE THE FIRST in your family to attend and finish college with TRIO Upward Bound showing you the ropes while you complete your high school studies!

Making sure you are prepped and prepared to enter college before you finish high school is the purpose of TRIO Upward Bound. As a participant in the program, you will be provided with opportunities to strengthen your academic skills so you will graduate with flying colors and be successful at the college level and in higher education pursuits beyond. Since 2007, TRIO Upward Bound has served high school students from low-income homes and families in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree. We have targeted our federal grant funding to prepare students from Basic Academy of International Studies and Chaparral, Eldorado, and Sunrise Mountain High Schools to BE UPWARD BOUND.

For more information, please contact our office today at 702-992-2144.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: WHO MAY APPLY

TARGET SCHOOLS

At the time of admission into the program, students must be enrolled at Basic, Chaparral, Eldorado, or Sunrise Mountain High School.

GRADE LEVEL

Students must have completed the 8th grade and not have entered the 12th grade at the time of admission into the program, and be between the ages of 13 and 19.

CITIZENSHIP

Eligible students must be U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents at the time of admission.

FAMILY INCOME

Eligible students must be from either a low income family and/or be the first generation in their family to attend college in pursuit of a bachelor's degree.

Federal income guidelines change every year. Parent(s) and or legal guardian(s) must provide their signed 1040 form to verify income levels.

ACADEMIC NEED

Eligible students must have a need for academic support and have a strong desire to enroll in and complete a four year degree at a college or university.

NON-DISCRIMINATION

All applications are accepted for review regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender or disability (U.S. Department of Education-GEPA Section 427).

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Saturday Classes
  • Summer College Preparation Academy
  • Academic Advising
  • After School Tutoring
  • Informative Workshops
  • Career Guidance
  • College/Cultural Tours
  • Mentoring
  • Parent Workshops and Activities
  • Assistance with College Applications
  • Assistance with the FASFA and Scholarship Searches

PARENTS CORNER

TRIO Upward Bound values parent and guardian support as it is critical for the success of our students and our program goals. We strongly encourage all parents and guardians to participate and be active in their student's education. Opportunities to get involved are limitless and have various commitment levels. Parents and Guardians are expected to attend TRIO Upward Bound events and attend periodic Parent Advisory Committee meetings.

TRIO Upward Bound students come from Basic and Eldorado which are part of the Clark County School District (CCSD). CCSD has given parents and guardians direct access to their child (ren)'s school records. To access the ParentLink, simply enter the login ID and password that have been provided. If you do not have a login ID and password, please contact your child's school.

SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS HAVE PARENTS AND GUARDIANS WHO:

  • Encourage their children to develop a reading habit.
  • Provide their children with appropriate reading and writing materials.
  • Take an interest in their children's schoolwork and activities.
  • Designate a workplace for their children
  • Communicate with their children's teachers
  • Play games that help their children read and practice basic math facts and computations.
  • Visit locations such as parks, museums, zoos, colleges and universities, and local landmarks with their children.
  • Make learning relevant.
  • Talk to and listen to their children every day.

Reference: Clark County School District 2009 retrieved from:

http://ccsd.net/parents/parent-involvement.php

PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) began as a mandated component of the UB Program. The Federal Government felt the PAC was critical and important to the success of its' students. Thus, the PAC is an integral part of our program.

The objective of the PAC is to support the philosophy and goals of UB. Understanding the goals and objectives of UB is necessary to assure the overall success of the program. This has been demonstrated through an active parent organization that has supported program activities for the past thirty years. The board has the potential of having good leadership and support that can greatly supplement the programs activities through fundraising, lobbying, parent workshops, and recognition programs.

The PAC advises the program on issues such as raising funds and assists in many other activities. Parents generally participate as chaperones for students on field trips; sponsor events; support UB activities such as the annual College Tour as well as participate in workshops relative to their own needs and interests. Severe budget cuts have made it necessary for our PAC to assist in UB fundraising activities which supplement the program.

To assure consistent communication and support, the PAC requires participating parents to attend monthly meetings which are generally held the third Saturday of each month. PAC requires participating parents to:

  • Serve the PAC in some capacity throughout year;
  • Support all PAC sponsored fund-raisers;
  • Serve as chaperones on field trips;
  • Attend Parent Training Seminars.v

PREPARED FOR COLLEGE

All Clark County School Districts students must receive a total of 22 ½ credits in specific subject areas in order to receive a standard high school diploma. For students to receive an Advanced Diploma students must earn 24 credits and have a minimum overall unweighted G.P.A of 3.25. Finally for students to receive an Advanced Honors Diploma students must complete 24 credits of which 12 are honors/ AP credits.

Additionally, students that are college bound need to be aware of college admission requirements. The following links are provided to assist our students as they transition from high school into college and beyond.

 

 

CONTACT US

NSC TRIO Upward Bound Programs

1125 Nevada State Drive, DAW M500
Henderson, NV 89002

Phone: (702) 992-2144
Fax: (702) 992-2145
Email: nsc.upwardbound@nsc.edu
Facebook: facebook.com/nscupwardbound
Twitter: https://twitter.com/@nscupwardbound

 

KIMBERLY WILLIAMS
Title: Director
Phone: (702) 992-2144
Email: Kimberly.Williams@nsc.edu

 

ANTHONY HERRERA
Title: Assistant Director
Phone: (702) 992-2143
Email: Anthony.Herrera@nsc.edu

 

ROSALVA SOTELO 
Title: Administrative Assistant
Phone: (702) 992-2142
Email: Rosalva.Sotelo@nsc.edu

 

GREG ROSS, JR.
Title: Program Coordinator
Office Phone: 702-992-2148
Email: Gregory.Ross@nsc.edu

 

 

 

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