ICC Upward Bound


Upward Bound is a college preparatory program and is part of TRIO, a Department of Education grant-funded program. The mission of the Independence Community College Upward Bound Program is to empower 65 participants from 8 target schools with the academic skills and motivation necessary to graduate from high school and complete a postsecondary education program from an accredited college. In order to meet its commitment for student success, the Upward Bound Program recruits qualified students who meet grant guidelines.  Upward Bound provides tutoring, academic advising, college visits, career exploration, cultural enrichment, and more. Saturday Seminars are provided monthly during the academic year to enrich the students’ school curriculum. A six-week summer component is also conducted to provide students with an intense academic and cultural experience, while preparing them for college life. 

Calendar of Events

Monthly School Site Visits:

  • 1 & 3 Tuesday - Independence High School
  • 2 & 4 Tuesday - Cherryvale High School
  • 1 & 2 Wednesday - Field Kindley High School, Sedan High School
  • 1 & 3 Wednesday - Parsons High School
  • 2 & 4 Thursday - Neodesha High School, Fredonia High School
  • 1 & 3 Friday - Caney High School

*Site visit schedule is subject to change based on school calendar availability

 

Saturday Seminars:

  • September 12
  • October 10
  • November 14
  • December 12
  • January 9
  • February 27 - TRIO Day
  • March 12
  • April 9
  • May 11 or 12 - Summerfest Orientation (must attend one)