The Academic Year

About The Academic Year

Throughout the course of the academic year, Upward Bound students participate in various academic and personal enrichment activities. Please click here to see a listing of these activities at a glance.

Each semester, students come Appalachian State University's  campus for weekend academies. These involve tutoring programs, SAT & ACT preparation, and personal development activities. Students also have the opportunity to participate in weekend trips, such as camping and hiking, as well as college visits. Upward Bound Academic Coordinators travel to each high school to meet with students one-on-one every week.

Why Go to College?

Three Upward Bound students created this video by interviewing App State students about why they decided to enroll in college. It was a semi-finalist in a National competition!


Upward Bound Exit Survey

We would love to get your feedback regarding your Upward Bound experience!  As we strive to provide students with the necessary tools to enter and succeed in college, we value your suggestions on what we have done well and also what we can do better.

Participant Survey

Parent Survey