Upward Bound Service Areas

Service Areas

Overview

The UC Davis Upward Bound Programs serve schools in Sacramento, Shasta, Siskiyou and Solano Counties. A full list of participating schools can be found here

Sacramento Solano Region

Summer Program

Each summer, the Upward Bound Sacramento and Solano Counties region hosts 60 high school students for an intensive, six-week residential program.

What to Expect

For six weeks, students will spend their weekdays living on the UC Davis campus and return home on the weekends. During the week, they are required to take classes (eligible for up to 10 units of high school elective credit) as well as participate in various activities, workshops, test-preparation programs, culture nights, college field trips and more.

Classes

Classes are attended daily and follow a block schedule pattern. Upward Bound students attend four core subject courses: Mathematics, Science, English, and a foreign language. Students also are assigned an elective course and a mandatory study hall period. Different elective classes are offered each year. 

The Bridge Program

Upward Bound also offers a concurrent summer program for Upward Bound participants who have recently graduated high school. Bridge students also take the four core academic courses listed above as well as a college success course. The college success course prepares them for potential challenges and/or experiences they will face in post-secondary education, in hopes of aiding students transitioning from high school to college.

Shasta Region

The Siskiyou UC Davis Upward Bound is a federally funded program designed to motivate and prepare eligible students for postsecondary education and the workforce. This program combines school-day-based services at Anderson Union High School in Anderson and West Valley High School in Cottonwood with a six-week summer program. 

Upward Bound Elective Class

Each student accepted into Siskiyou Upward Bound will be enrolled in the Upward Bound elective class at their high school, taught by their Upward Bound advisor. This course, included in their regular school schedule, provides students with support in academics, course selection, study skills, personal development, college admissions, financial aid and scholarship applications.

Summer Program

Siskiyou Upward Bound students also have the opportunity to participate in a six-week Summer Program on their high school campus where students will be given support to take online community college courses, attend workshops and engage in career exploration activities. The Summer Program also includes a one-week college tour where students live in a college dorm, eat at the dining hall and travel to colleges and universities in the area. The Upward Bound elective class is required for participation in the Upward Bound program. The six-week Summer Program is strongly encouraged but not required and provides flexibility to students who cannot attend on a regular basis.

Parents and Guardians

During the course of a student’s participation in Siskiyou Upward Bound, we will provide opportunities for parents/guardians to attend informational workshops, meetings, and events designed to provide information and provide support through the college-going process. Siskiyou Upward Bound encourages parent/guardian involvement with students as they navigate the college-going process. Please contact one of the following if you have questions: Anderson Union High School Advisor, West Valley High School Advisor or our Director.

Siskiyou Region

The Siskiyou UC Davis Upward Bound is a federally funded program designed to motivate and prepare eligible students for postsecondary education and the workforce. This program combines school-day-based services at Etna and Yreka High Schools with a six-week summer program. 

Upward Bound Elective Class

Each student accepted into Siskiyou Upward Bound will be enrolled in the Upward Bound elective class at their high school, taught by their Upward Bound advisor. This course, included in their regular school schedule, provides students with support in academics, course selection, study skills, personal development, college admissions, financial aid and scholarship applications.

Summer Program

Siskiyou Upward Bound students also have the opportunity to participate in a six-week Summer Program on their high school campus where students will be given support to take online community college courses, attend workshops and engage in career exploration activities. The Summer Program also includes a one-week college tour where students live in a college dorm, eat at the dining hall and travel to colleges and universities in the area. The Upward Bound elective class is required for participation in the Upward Bound program. The six-week Summer Program is strongly encouraged but not required and provides flexibility to students who cannot attend on a regular basis.

Parents and Guardians

During the course of a student’s participation in Siskiyou Upward Bound, we will provide opportunities for parents/guardians to attend informational workshops, meetings, and events designed to provide information and provide support through the college-going process. Siskiyou Upward Bound encourages parent/guardian involvement with students as they navigate the college-going process. Please contact one of the following if you have questions: Yreka High School Advisor, Etna High School Advisor or our Director.

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