The goal of the Upward Bound Program at the University of the Virgin Islands is to provide opportunities to selected eligible high school students with academic potential who are interested in pursuing post-secondary education. The program offers academic instruction, individual and small group tutorials, individual and small group counseling, college admission information, and cultural, social and recreational activities to its participants.
Upward Bound is a total learning experience involving home, school and community.
Upward Bound offers a year-round educational program, which includes an Academic Year and a Summer Residential Component.
- The Academic Year Program is held on Saturdays during the fall and spring semesters.
October - May
Saturdays are scheduled for students to receive tutoring, counseling and classroom instruction. Students are assigned after-school tutorial as is necessary. Additionally, there are numerous extra-curricular activities planned to augment the academic program.
- The Summer Residential Component includes an intense 6-week preparatory program.
June - July
Students will participate in an intense residential program for six weeks during the summer. They will attend daily classes in composition/literature, math through pre-calculus, laboratory science through chemistry or physics, and foreign language. They will also elect from among the following non-curricular offerings: steel pan, concert choir, drama, dance and beginning swimming. Additionally, students will be exposed to wide variety of cultural enrichment, social and recreational activities.
A dedicated staff of administrators, counselors, tutors, resident assistants and instructors are all involved to provide services that meet the students’ needs.