Upward Bound serves 56 students selected from the Superior School District. Students are typically recruited in the 8th grade year, and dedicated participants are eligible to remain in the program until high school graduation. Students are involved throughout the year with three main components: academic year tutoring, Saturday Academies, and the summer component.
What is Upward Bound?
Upward Bound is a federally funded program created in 1964 to identify and assist promising high school students who face barriers to completing high school and enrolling in a post-secondary institution. Since then, more than 800 Upward Bound programs across the nation have helped hundreds of thousands of young people. UW-Superior is one of 14 Upward Bound programs in Wisconsin providing support services to high potential students who would be unlikely to pursue higher education without extra support. Upward Bound provides that support at no cost to the families or the school district.