Att: Parents of 9th & 10th graders

Attn: Parent sof 9th & 10th graders
Posted on 10/24/2018
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Representatives from TRIO Upward Bound will be meeting with 9th & 10th grade students on Thursday, October 25 and will be following up with a parent presentation on Tuesday, October 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the Jr./Sr. High School Library.

The District has partnered with SUNY Adirondack to give our students an opportunity to join the TRIO Upward Bound program. This program is 100% funded by the U.S. Department of Education and serves low-income and/or first generation high school students and families at no cost. (A first generation student is any student whose parents have not earned a four year college degree (bachelor's degree).

The goal for TRIO Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which first-generation college students graduate from high school and enroll and graduate from college. This year-round program serves students during the school year and during the summer months. Services include weekly meetings with an Upward Bound advisor at school, career exploration, college preparation, tutoring, community service projects, skill building workshops, college trips and leadership activities. Below are some examples of the opportunities students can have while participating in TRIO Upward Bound: 

During the school year
Academic help
Weekly contact with an Upward Bound advisor
Academic advising
Academic skill building and tutoring

Career exploration
Help with resumes, cover letter and interview skills
Identify college majors needed for certain career skills

Help with the ENTIRE college application process
Assisting with the college application essay
Help filling out the FAFSA/TAP/Excelsior financial aid applications
SAT/ACT exam preparation
Visiting colleges
Access to free waivers for the SAT/ACT college applications

Community Service/Leadership
Six week summer program
Residential component
Job shadow/internship opportunities
Academic classes in English, math, science, and foreign language to prepare for the next school year.
College visits

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