Upward Bound Ivy Blog:
Here you'll find student spotlights and program updates!
Upward Bound is a college preparatory program designed to provide support and college admissions help to students who want to succeed academically and go to college.
We have a small staff who are here to help our students, and offer weekly study tables where students can do their homework in a quiet, supportive environment.
This year, we're approaching our study tables a little differently. We felt that better organization, clearer expectations, and more focused peer-to-peer support was needed to better serve our students and make the most out of our small-but-mighty staff. So buckle up and find out more about our planned changes.
Study Tables are now Monday-Wednesday, 3:15pm-5pm.
No more Thursday Study Tables.
Thursdays are now for Workshops and Special Events.
Timeliness & Preparedness
This semester, we expect our students to be on time and prepared for study tables.
Students MUST be in room 441 by 3:15pm WITH homework and necessary books/supplies.
If students do not have homework or study materials to work on, they will be sent home.
If students arrive after 3:20pm without a note from a teacher/staff member, they will be sent home. MCHS does not want our students roaming the halls after 3:20pm and have asked us to crack down on this.
How You Doing? Wednesdays
Every other Wednesday will be a “How You Doing?” Wednesday, and we will ALL participate in grade-checks and guided group conversations before starting study tables.
The goal of “How You Doing?” Wednesdays is to encourage ownership, goal-setting, good habits, and to give students opportunities to share successes. We want our students to support each other, encourage each other, and hold each other accountable instead of depending on adults/teachers/parents to do this.
Small Group Check-In
The 2018-2019 project year for Upward Bound is officially over, and we're enjoying the start of our 2019-2020 year with UB students! Check out this infographic to learn more about the services we provided to our students this year and how our project has grown.
Check out the slideshow below to see some highlights from the last year, including: