The Upward Bound Program is funded through the U.S. Department of Education and sponsored by the College, at both the Phil Campbell Campus and the Shoals Campus. The program serves high school students of Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, and Winston Counties.
The purpose of this program is to generate in its participants additional academic and motivational skills necessary for success in secondary and postsecondary education. Program participants are selected from area high schools based on criteria mandated by the U.S. Department of Education.
The Upward Bound Program consists of an academic component and a summer component. The academic component focuses on cultural enrichment and supplemental support to assist the students in subject areas in which they may experience the most difficulty (tutoring sessions). The summer component consists of a six-week program which focuses on exposing program participants to college life, and obtaining some college credit.
For further information, please contact the Phil Campbell Campus at 256.331.6277 or the Shoals Campus at 256.331.5357.