• All services offered are designed to increase academic achievement, and to assist students in developing a sense of self-reliance and independence. These services are provided year-round through the program's summer and academic year components.

    Summer Program

    During the summer, a six-week residential program is held at Marist College's main campus. The summer program offers students a chance to experience college living and to prepare themselves for the adjustment from high school to college. Students are expected to attend academic classes and to participate in study groups, sports, lectures, and career planning classes four-and-a-half days per week. Classes offered are designed to strengthen skills and to introduce new material in English, mathematics, science, social studies, and foreign language starting from ninth grade through college course level. Services offered to the students include personal counseling, recreational activities, and trips to colleges and historic sites.

    Academic Year Program

    During the school year, Upward Bound provides workshops that emphasize study skills, academic planning, career exploration, and assistance with college admission and application processes. The program also offers tutorial services, as well as a variety of cultural, social and career-oriented field trip activities.

    Summer Bridge Program

    A special feature for our graduated seniors is the bridge program. This program enables eligible seniors going to college in the fall to enroll at Marist College and take two introductory or college credit courses for which they may earn up to six credits.

     

    Program Calendar

    September

    Seniors start with College Applications
    School Visits & Academic Advising
    After School Tutorials & Workshops
    Student Activities Planning Meeting

    October

    Finalize 9th Grade Recruitment
    School Visits & Academic Advising
    After School Tutorials and Workshops
    College Fair for Seniors
    Overnight College Tour Upstate NY
     

    November

    Parent Financial Aid Workshop
    School Visits & Academic Advising
    After School Tutorials and Workshops
    Follow-up / Holiday Trip
    New Student Orientation

    December

    Follow-up / Holiday Trip to NYC
    After School Tutorials and Workshops
    School Visits & Academic Advising
    Community Service Project
     

    January

    After School Tutorials and Workshops
    Regents Review Sessions
    School Visits & Academic Advising
    Finalize 8th Grade Recruitment
    Prepare Summer Program Scheduling
    Complete Financial Aid Applications

    February

    Follow-up /Skating Party Trip
    School Visits & Academic Advising
    After School Tutorial
    Pre-summer Staff Planning Meeting
     

    March

    Student Workshop
    School Visits & Academic Advising
    After School Tutorials and Workshops
    Program Follow-up
    Tenth Grade Meeting

    April

    Four-Day/Three-Night College Tour
    School Visits & Academic Advising
    After School Tutorials and Workshops
     

    May

    College Fair for Juniors
    After School Tutorials and Workshops
    Regents Review Sessions
    Final Incentive Distribution
    Third Quarter GPA Incentive Trip

    June

    Regents Review Sessions
    Senior Farewell Luncheon
    Summer Staff Training
    Six Week Summer Program Starts
    New Student & Parent Orientation
    Parent Advisory Meeting
    Academic & Career Lab Classes Begin
     

    July

    Classes Continue
    Mid-Term Exams
    Open House Activities
    Parent Advisory Meeting
    All-Scholastics Competition
    Student Government Meetings
    Career Labs
    Karaoke Night / Poetry Slam
    Athletic Competition
    Overnight Trip

    August

    Talent Show / Fashion Show
    Student Government Meetings
    Career Labs
    Final Exams and classes end
    Program Evaluation by Students & Staff
    Awards Dinner
    Commencement
    Six Week Summer Program Ends