About Upward Bound Math Science
Upward Bound Math & Science (UBMS) is a federally funded TRIO program. The goal of the Upward Bound Program is to academically prepare low-income, first-generation college students to enroll and graduate from the four-year college/university of their choice. UBMS is for students interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)-related careers.
Topics investigated by the students vary year-to-year, but may include Marine Biology, Health Sciences, Chemical Processes, Computer Technology, and Geology. Students also have the opportunity to participate in math and science field trips.
- Participate in the program throughout four years of high school.
- Attend a six-week Summer Academy at SSU.
- Enroll in the following A-G college preparatory high school classes: English, 4 years; Mathematics, 3+ years; Science with Lab, 2+ years; Foreign Language, 2+ years; Social Science, 2 years; Visual and Performing Arts, 1 year; College Prep elective, 1 year.
- Maintain good academic standing in all classes.
- Attend parent workshops designed to provide support and understanding of the educational process.
- Attend program orientations and awards ceremonies.
Academic Year Services
- Academic advising and guidance.
- Assistance for juniors and seniors regarding college applications, financial aid, and preparation for the EPT/ELM and SAT/ACT college entrance examinations
- Social, cultural, and educational field trips to northern/southern California and other exciting places.
- Awards Ceremony where students' achievements are recognized.
- College tours to four-year colleges and universities in California such as University of California-Los Angeles, Stanford University, University of California-Davis, California Polytechnic Institute, and St. Mary's College.
Summer Session Services
- A six-week Summer Academy at SSU. Classes are designed to give students a head-start for the upcoming year, thus providing an academic advantage. Classes meet Monday-Thursday; field trips or community service activities are conducted on Fridays.
- Academic needs assessment.
- Access to SSU's library, computer center, and recreation facilities.
- Field trips and social/cultural/educational activities.
- ACT, SAT and ELM/EPT Workshops.
- College tours