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.
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.
Seniors start with College Applications School Visits & Academic Advising After School Tutorials & Workshops Student Activities Planning Meeting
Finalize 9th Grade Recruitment School Visits & Academic Advising After School Tutorials and Workshops College Fair for Seniors Overnight College Tour Upstate NY
Parent Financial Aid Workshop School Visits & Academic Advising After School Tutorials and Workshops Follow-up / Holiday Trip New Student Orientation
Follow-up / Holiday Trip to NYC After School Tutorials and Workshops School Visits & Academic Advising Community Service Project
After School Tutorials and Workshops Regents Review Sessions School Visits & Academic Advising Finalize 8th Grade Recruitment Prepare Summer Program Scheduling Complete Financial Aid Applications
Follow-up /Skating Party Trip School Visits & Academic Advising After School Tutorial Pre-summer Staff Planning Meeting
Student Workshop School Visits & Academic Advising After School Tutorials and Workshops Program Follow-up Tenth Grade Meeting
Four-Day/Three-Night College Tour School Visits & Academic Advising After School Tutorials and Workshops
College Fair for Juniors After School Tutorials and Workshops Regents Review Sessions Final Incentive Distribution Third Quarter GPA Incentive Trip
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
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
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