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Program Structure

The Upward Bound Program year is composed of two sections — the academic component and the summer component.

During the academic component, students participate in Academic Saturdays at Texas Wesleyan University, receive after-school tutoring and academic and career advising and participate in various workshops.

The most student interactive section, the Summer Component, is a six-week summer program held at Texas Wesleyan University where students take classes in math, science, English, college research and foreign language.

Students are provided lunch and FWISD transportation. 

Academic Component

Academic Saturdays

All participants must attend the Academic Saturdays held at Texas Wesleyan University twice a month during the school year to receive instruction in math, science and English classes. Participants must also attend test preparation tutorials, college preparation services, college, career, financial aid information, financial literacy, citizenship, leadership and STEM Seminars, as well as community service activities. Participants are expected to arrive promptly, actively participate in all activities and remain until the entire session has concluded.

After-School Tutoring Sessions

Partner Schools Days Time
Northside HS Tuesday and Thursday  3:45-5:45 p.m. 
Diamond Hill HS Monday and Wednesday  3:45-5:45 p.m. 
Poly HS Monday and Wednesday   3:45-5:45 p.m. 
Trimble Tech HS  Tuesday and Thursday 3:30-5:30 p.m. 
Dunbar HS Tuesday and Thursday   3:45-5:45 p.m.  
Carter Riverside HS TBA  TBA 
Online: Ms. Hall Tuesday and Thursday 6-8 p.m.

Online: Ms. Collinsworth

Tuesday and Wednesday 4-6 p.m.

Individual Academic Advising Sessions

Project Coordinators will provide Participants with individual academic advising services at their high schools at least once every six-week grading period to review report cards and assign/schedule any necessary tutoring services. Additionally, Project Coordinators will meet with Participants to update Academic Progress Plans and Individual Service Plans each six week grading period, and to discuss any necessary changes and revisions.

Parent Workshops & Meetings

Project Staff will schedule and conduct Parent Workshops during each semester in order to keep parents informed of Project activities and plans. These workshops will also provide parents with information regarding how to help their child with the college admissions and financial aid process. Parental attendance at these scheduled workshops is strictly enforced and mandatory. Individual parent meetings will be held on an “as needed” basis.

Summer Component

The summer component consists of a 6-week program held in June and July each summer. During this phase, students come to the Texas Wesleyan University campus each day and attend classes developed to improve their skills in science and mathematics. 

Students also attend English, a foreign language class and a research class as well as participate in various social, cultural and educational events.

The Summer Component is very important and is MANDATORY if you are a participant of the UBMS or UB programs.

Courses for the UBMS/UB Summer Component

Mathematics: Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus and Statistics

Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Anatomy & Physiology

English: English and Literature

Research: Biology Research & Career Research

In Addition:

  • Field trips to colleges and/or career sites
  • Leadership activities and workshops
  • Academic and college advising
  • Interaction with college students