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  • Winter Weather Advisory

    The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Watauga County, NC between 4 am Tuesday, December 12 until 7 am Wednesday, December 13. This includes Appalachian State University. Up to 3 inches of snow can be expected. Be prepared for cold temperatures, wind chill values below zero by early Wednesday morning, and blowing snow. Use caution while traveling.

    Posted at 5:08pm on December 11, 2017 via Blackboard Connect.

  • Wind Advisory

    The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for Watauga County, NC between 4 am Tuesday, December 12 until 7 am Wednesday, December 13. This includes Appalachian State University. Sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph can be expected. Be alert for falling tree limbs/trees. Be prepared for reduced visibility caused by blowing snow, along with isolated power outages.

    Posted at 5:01pm on December 11, 2017 via Blackboard Connect.

Summer Program Evaluation for Scholars

Click here to take the survey regarding the 2017 Upward Bound Summer Academy. 

How will you spend your Two Million Minutes?

" As soon as a student completes the 8th grade, the clock starts ticking. From that very moment the child has approximately … Two Million Minutes until high school graduation … Two Million Minutes to build their intellectual foundation … Two Million Minutes to prepare for college and ultimately career …Two Million Minutes to go from a teenager to an adult.

How a student spends their Two Million Minutes - in class, at home studying, playing sports, working, sleeping, socializing or just goofing off  - will affect their economic prospects for the rest of their lives." - http://www.2mminutes.com/about.asp

Upward Bound logo - Access, Partnership, Empowerment

The Upward Bound Program is a chance to invest in those Two Million Minutes in positive, productive, and life-changing ways!

Check out these videos to find out more about the Upward Bound experience:

Upward Bound provides academic support to high school students so they may complete high school, enroll in college, and successfully obtain a college degree. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s TRIO Programs division, qualifying participants come from families who meet federal income guidelines, or will be first-generation college students.

As Upward Bound scholars, participants engage in academic programs throughout the year including:

  • A six-week summer academy on Appalachian State University’s campus
  • Tutoring assistance from college students
  • Aid with selection of high school courses for college preparation
  • College visits and help with applications for admission and financial aid
  • Resume and cover letter development for scholarship application purposes

Scholars also have opportunities to form bonds with students from area schools through camping, kayaking and backpacking outings, and various other cultural and personal development experiences. All of these opportunities are paid for by Upward Bound.

Why should you go to college?

Project-Based Learning - Upward Bound style!

Video by Jonathon Carlson from Watauga High School

More Information

  • Going To College May Cost You, But So Will Skipping It! Read more here!
  • Click here to read testimonials from past Upward Bound scholars about the positive impact the program had on their lives.
  • For more information, please contact us.

First in My Family: Supporting First-Generation College Students

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Mandela Fellows Visit Upward Bound Students