About The Summer Academy
Each summer, Upward Bound students participate in a six-week residential program on Appalachian State’s campus. This provides exposure to college and on-campus living. During the program, students:
- Enroll in courses in core subjects such as math, science, and English, as well as electives related to visual arts, performing arts, and physical education
- Engage in community service projects
- Visit college campuses across the state of North Carolina
- Travel to various locations such as Washington D.C. and the North Carolina coast
Students spend weekends at home during this six-week program.
Graduates spent a week in New York City! Click here to see their adventures!
11th Graders gave some really impressive presentations from their Research Mentorship experiences.
10th Graders worked hard creating their "This I Believe" statements. Click this link to hear them.
Upward Bound Student Videos
During the 2012 Summer Academy, rising 11th graders designed, constructed, and raced soap box derby cars:
During the 2013 Summer Academy, a group of Upward Bound students enrolled in an Exercise Class:
If you'd like to see a bit of one of our project based learning courses - here is a snippet from the Elemental Class: