Academic Year 2010-‐2011
Educate Enlighten Empower
Dear All Upward Bound Participants: I am truly excited to be a part of the Upward Bound family and look forward to meeting every single one of you. As you know, we have made a transition of several key personnel over the summer. However, the new staff has arrived with an infectious enthusiasm. The variety of events and programs planned for the students this year are promising and exciting. This handbook was developed for you in order to clearly state and explain your rights and responsibilities as a participant in the Upward Bound Program. It shares not only the Upward Bound philosophy, but it also contains important details about the roles each person is anticipated to play. Read it carefully, and feel free to ask any questions you may have. Finally, let me share with you that it is an absolute privilege to have you as part of our program. It is your participation that has made Upward Bound a success in the past, and it is your continued support that is vital to providing a hopeful and prosperous future. Sincerely,
Stephen Villasenor, Director Upward Bound
2 TABLE OF CONTENTS
A Look at TRiO…………………………………………………………………………………………… 3
TRiO Programs Upward Bound, CSUSB Grant Objectives Primary Goals Academic Progress Plan Individual Service Plan
Policies & Procedures………………………………………………………………………………… 8
Program Expectations Student Rights General Conduct Program Testing Progress Reports Library Staying Informed Absence Procedure Excused Absence Dress Code Program Travel Attire Transportation Alternative Transportation Extracurricular Activities Automobiles Guests Dating Snacks Lost & Found Computer Lab Usage
Academic Year Services……………………………………………………………………………..14
Tutoring/ Saturday University Expected Behavior During All Classes Program Testing Advising Participation Requirements Summer Program Program Status Disciplinary Policy
In Case of Emergencies Earthquakes Evacuations
3 A LOOK AT TRIO Our nation has asserted a commitment to providing educational opportunities to all Americans regardless of race, ethnic background or economic circumstances. In support of this commitment, Congress established a series of programs to help low-income Americans enter college, graduate and move on to participate more fully in America’s economic and social life. These programs are funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and are referred to as the TRIO Programs (initially just three programs). While student financial aid programs help students overcome financial barriers to higher education, TRIO programs help students overcome class, social and cultural barriers to high education. UPWARD BOUND The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of post-secondary education. Upward Bound projects provide academic instruction in mathematics, laboratory sciences, composition, literature, and foreign languages. Tutoring, counseling, mentoring, cultural enrichment, and work-study programs are also supported. UPWARD BOUND MATH & SCIENCE The goal of the program is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science and to encourage them to pursue post-secondary degrees in math and science. Services include: summer programs with intensive math and science training, year round counseling and advisement, exposure to university faculty members who do research, and computer training. McNAIR PROGRAM The goal of the McNair program is to increase the attainment of Ph.D. degrees by students from underrepresented segments of society. Projects provide academic seminars, summer internships, and tutoring. Guidance for students seeking admission and financial aid for graduate programs is also supported.
EDUCATIONAL TALENT SEARCH The goal of Talent Search is to increase the number of youths who complete high school and enroll in post-secondary institutions of their choice. Projects provide tutorial services, career exploration, aptitude assessments, counseling, mentoring programs, workshops, and information on post-secondary institutions. VETERANS UPWARD BOUND Veterans Upward Bound is designed to motivate and assist veterans in the development of academic and other requisite skills necessary for acceptance and success in a program of postsecondary education. The program provides assessment and enhancement of basic skills through counseling, mentoring, tutoring and academic instruction. STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES (SSS) The goal of SSS is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants and help students make the transition from one level of higher education to the next. Projects include: instruction in basic study skills; tutorial services; assistance in securing admission and financial aid for enrollment in graduate and professional programs; guidance on career options; mentoring and special services for students with limited English proficiency; and college scholarships.
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As a college preparatory program, Upward Bound provides its participants with a wide range of
free services aimed at improving their academic skills, motivation and determination to pursue a post-‐secondary education. The purpose and allowable activities of the Upward Bound Program support the National Education Goals: • Increasing high school graduation rates • Increasing competencies in challenging subject matter including English, mathematics, science, foreign language, and literature • Gaining parental participation in the academic, social, and emotional growth of their children • Assisting student with the college admissions process
GRANT OBJECTIVES OBJECTIVE I: ACADEMIC SUPPORT – STANDARDIZED TEST 25% (up from an average of 6% of all participating 9th graders) of all 10th grade project participants served during each budget period will pass the state high school standardized test in Math and 50% (up from an average of 25% of all participating 9th graders) of all 10th grade project participants served during each budget period will pass the state high school standardized test in English/Language Arts. OBJECTIVE II: PROJECT RETENTION 80% of 9th, 10th, and 11th grade project participants served during each school year will continue to participate in the project during the next school year. OBJECTIVE III: POST-SECONDARY ENROLLMENT 60% of 9th grade participants served during each budget period will enroll in a program of post-secondary education in the fall term immediately following their anticipated high school graduation OBJECTIVE II: POST-SECONDARY ENROLLMENT 60% of all CSUSB/UB Alumni who enrolled in a program of post-secondary education during the fall term immediately following high school graduation will be enrolled for the fall term of the second academic year.
5 PRIMARY PROGRAM GOALS
ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT A. Develop academic skills necessary for high school and college success B. Assist students with selecting high school courses C. Improve academic weaknesses. Building on strength through tutoring and Saturday University D. Provide academic advising and guidance E. Assess each student’s needs and develop programs to meet them F. Prepare students for standardized tests
CAREER PREPARATION and DEVELOPMENT A. Provide opportunities for students to obtain information B. Provide guidance and direction regarding their career aspirations C. Offer mentorship from professionals
COLLEGE PREPARATION A. Prepare students for college entrance exams B. Guide participants through the admissions process C. Inform students about financial aid packaging and scholarships
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT A. Assisting students in making realistic choices consistent with their interests, needs, and abilities B. Acquaint students in resources at the university and the community C. Provide opportunities for personal growth and development, quality-of-life workshops and community service
6 ACADEMIC PROGRESS PLAN The Upward Bound Program will provide the following academic advisement services to participants in the effort of promoting high school graduation and increasing postsecondary education success. The Academic Program Plans (APP) is designed to meet Upward Bound Program objectives and primary goals. The APP will address the following content areas: academic advisement, college awareness and admission assistance, financial aid awareness and application assistance, and career awareness & exploration.
ACADEMIC ADVISEMENT 9th
Report Card Check
HS Course Selection
Transition to HS
Study and Test Taking Skills
CTS/CAHSEE Info and Prep
COLLEGE AWARENESS & ADMISSIONS ASSISTANCE Planned Activities & Services College Information College Field Trip College Fair College Planning Portfolio PSAT/ACT/SAT Info and Prep PSAT/SAT/ACT Fee Waiver College Admissions Assistance COE e-‐Profile Referral to SSS Project
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10th X X X X X X
11th X X X X X X X
12th X X X X X X X X X
FINANCIAL AID AWARENESS & APPLICATION ASSISTANCE Planned Activities & Services Financial Aid Information FAFSA Workshop FAFSA Assistance Scholarship Information Other
11th X X X
12th X X X X
CAREER AWARENESS & EXPLORATION
Planned Activities & Services 9th 10th 11th Career Information X X X Career Field Trip X Job Preparation Skills X Interest Inventory X Career Planning Profile Career Planning Portfolio INDIVIDUAL SERVICE PLANS
12th X X X X X X
A component of the Academic Progress Plan (APP) is the Individual Service Plan (ISP). The APP serves to fulfill academic and career requirements by grade level; however, the Individual Service Plans (ISP) is based on each student’s academic needs. Individual Service Plans may include the following: Study Skills: Decision making, time management, grooming for success, note taking, critical thinking, stress management, active reading Content Area: Math, Science, English, Foreign Language, History Self-Awareness: Social, interpersonal, dependability, citizenship, maturity Self-Discovery: Student Profile, Personal Mission Statement, College and Career Assessment Writing: Essays, Resume, TRiO Letters, Creative Writing Projects: Community Service, Research, Technology Test Prep: PSAT, SAT, ACT, CTS, CAHSEE Workshops/College Tour: Career development workshops and cultural educational trips
8 POLICIES & PROCEDURES All Upward Bound participants and parents should be fully aware that the right to participate in Upward Bound is a privilege that must be earned on a continuing basis.
PROGRAM EXPECTATIONS All Upward Bound participants are expected to meet the following program expectations: 1. To abide fully by all the policies of the program and to cooperate fully with all persons associated with the program 2. To participate regularly in the academic year which includes the summer program 3. To enroll in high school coursework that will prepare them for post-secondary education. 4. To demonstrate satisfactory academic performance in their classes by maintaining a 75 or better semester average in each class. 5. To participate fully in the Upward Bound Program for the remainder of their high school education and to enroll in a postsecondary institution upon completion of high school. 6. If the need should arise when a student must end their participation for whatever reason, students must complete an exit interview. Parents and other supporters of Upward Bound participants are asked to encourage and support their child’s efforts to meet these expectations.
STUDENT RIGHTS Every Upward Bound student has the right to: 1. Fair and equal treatment 2. Participate in all Upward Bound activities, classes, field trips, career workshops, etc., unless revoked as a disciplinary measure 3. Be treated with courtesy and respect by all persons, including fellow students 4. Access to a supportive learning environment
PROGRAM TESTING The U.S. Department of Education requires documentation of students test scores as means of evaluating students’ academic progress and the effectiveness of services provided through Upward Bound Programs. For this reason: a. Upward Bound participants are required to complete program testing twice a year. b. Upward Bound participants are required to turn in their state and national assessment test score reports each time they are tested. c. Score reports are due as soon as the students receive them.
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GENERAL CONDUCT Upward Bound requires proper conduct to be displayed at al times, especially on campus and at all project activities. Students are to show respect to al Upward Bound staff, speakers, and visitors. 1. No shouting, loud noises, or conduct that creates disruption will be tolerated. 2. Vandalism of any type will not be tolerated. 3. No possessing or smoking tobacco products. 4. No loitering around campus.
PROGRESS REPORTS Progress reports are used as a means to assess student performance and devise plans for improvement each grading period. 1. Students must turn in a copy of their progress report for every grading period. 2. Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Performance in order to remain in Upward Bound. 3. Students are expected to maintain a 75 or better in each class. 4. All report cards should be received on/before deadline. Note: Not turning in a report card may result in probation, possible suspension or termination.
5. No foul language or obscene gestures. 6. No lying or cheating 7. No sleeping in class
Importantly, Individual Service Plans, are dependent upon information received therefore it is advantageous for each student to submit their progress report on a consistent basis.
8. No running in the halls or dining centers 9. No disturbances on the bus, van or any program transport 10. No inappropriate restroom behavior 11. Students are expected to follow the program’s dress code. The appropriate disciplinary measure will be taken for any student who disrespect or violates program policies.
LIBRARY 1. Students must present their Friends of the Library Card to access library services. 2. Books checked out must be returned to the library on time. 3. Students (not the Upward Bound Program) will be held responsible for late fees or replacement costs.
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EXCUSED ABSENCES Absence will be excused only when the student is participating in a documented school activity or for medical emergencies. Procedures for involvement in extracurricular activities are as follows: 1. Student must provide Upward Bound with a copy of all the school’s activity schedule (sports, band, organization meets, etc.) 2. Students must notify the Upward Bound office prior to each session to be missed. 3. Even when absence is excused, the participant must complete all make up assignments.
ABSENCE PROCEDURES 1. The student must submit an absence request form one week in advance of a scheduled activity. 2. Participants are required to call the Upward Bound Office at 909.537.3206 if they are unable to attend a scheduled session. After hours, leave a message on the voicemail that includes your name, phone number as well as the reason you will not be able to attend. Upon return, the student must submit an absence request form. 3. The student must make up all work that is missed due to an absence within the time specified by the staff.
STAYING INFORMED It is the responsibility of each Upward Bound student to be informed about Upward Bound activities and policies. 1. Students and parents are expected to read the current student handbook thoroughly to understand program policies and procedures. 2. Students are also responsible for reading any memos, e-mails, newsletters and correspondence that may be mailed or given out, paying careful attention to any oral announcements. 3. Students and/or parents must promptly inform the Upward Bound office of any change of address or telephone number so that communication is not disrupted. 4. Failure to receive pertinent mail or phone messages will not be accepted as a valid excuse for missing an activity for failing to comply with program requirements.
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DRESS CODE The Upward Bound dress code is set in place as a college preparatory measure for participants. Students are expected to appear well groomed and tastefully dressed at all times. If a staff member feels that a student’s appearance on a particular day is inappropriate, the appropriate disciplinary action will be taken. Upward Bound Participants are to refrain from wearing the following during all program activities: 1. Clothing with cigarette/alcohol/drug advertisements, obscene logos/statements, cultic symbols or divisive political statements. 2. T-straps, daisy dukes, halter tube tops, midriffs or other revealing attire/baggy pants or pants worn below the waist. 3. Mini-skirts and mini-dresses/ Tall T-shirts or tight fitting clothing 4. Hats, scarves, head rags, bandanas, caps,
PROGRAM TRAVEL ATTIRE Students are required to wear Upward Bound Program T-shirt/polo, khaki color pants or blue jeans (girls may wear skirts) and closed toed comfortable walking shoes for all off-campus program activities (including cultural and educational field trips and college tours). Shirts are to be tucked in pants at all times. Students are to remain in program travel attire for the entire activity. Any student violating this policy will not be permitted to participate in the
TRANSPORTATION 1. Only those students with signed parent permission forms will be allowed to travel with the Upward Bound Program. 2. Any student who travels to an Upward Bound activity is required to return from that activity with the UB Program, and may not ride with another person.
AUTOMOBILES Students are not permitted to drive themselves to/from Upward Bound activities. Only authorized drivers listed on the alternate transportation form are permitted to drop-off and/or pick-up participants. Any students violating this policy are subject to suspension or termination from the program.
ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION Parents may drive their child(ren) to and from Upward Bound campus activities. Only parents and the adult given permission by the parent/guardian may drop off or pick up the student. All are required to be on time and show their drivers license to a staff member when picking up a student. Note: If an adult other than the legal guardian will be providing transportation, their name must be on the office copy of the Alternative Transportation form signed by the student’s parents. ID is required for pick-up.
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Upward Bound will provide students with a light snack during tutoring and Saturday University. Students and parents are reminded that Upward Bound is under no obligation to feed students. The food items are intended to be a snack, not a full meal.
1. Students must have approval from the director before bringing a guest to Upward Bound.
1. The snack will be available during the first 15 minutes of a program activity, then the food and drinks will be put away.
2. Girlfriends and boyfriend cannot be brought as visitors to Upward Bound. 3. Guests are not allowed to travel in university vehicles and should not be brought on Upward Bound field trips unless prior approval is granted.
2. Late arrivals should not expect to receive a snack. 3. Students will not be permitted to go to the student union or cafeteria to purchase fast food or snacks before or during Saturday University.
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES 1. Upward Bound students are responsible for meeting all program requirements. 2. Students should give a copy of the Upward Bound calendar to the supervisor or advisor of their other extracurricular activities.
DATING Dating between participants is strongly discouraged. Under no circumstances will the Upward Bound staff tolerate public displays of affection (hugging, kissing, holding hands, etc.) for this behavior interferes with a student’s ability to stay focused on their classroom assignments and the program’s goals and
LOST & FOUND Articles found on campus should be turned in to the Upward Bound office where owners may claim them.
3. Students must turn in a copy of their activity schedules for each extracurricular activity.
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COMPUTER LAB USAGE California State University, San Bernardino is an institution of higher learning whose community is composed largely of persons above the age of 18 years old. To support free inquiry, research and study, the university provides uncensored access to many resources. Although measures are taken by the Upward Bound staff to monitor student lab activity and efforts made to direct student usage for research and educational purposes only, controversial publications and web sites do exist and there is a possibility your student will discover them. Lab usage for entertainment or business purposes is prohibited. Upward Bound Participants who abuse this privilege can anticipate loss of computer lab privileges and/or program suspension/termination. 1. Computers are for academic and professional use. All other activities are prohibited. 2. No food or drinks are allowed in the lab area. 3. Store all personal files to a portable drive. Files stored on the hard drive are erased daily. 4. You may not check Facebook, MySpace, or any other online social network. 5. Viewing of objectionable or pornographic material is prohibited. 6. Unauthorized use or copying of software is illegal and subject to disciplinary actions as well as civil and criminal penalties. 7. Upward Bound participants are not authorized to add or delete program documents. 8. Downloading or installing of software is prohibited. 9. Print responsibly, unnecessary copies deplete toner and paper supplies. 10. Report any computer-related problems. 11. Upward Bound is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
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TUTORING & SATURDAY UNIVERSITY The purpose of the after-school tutoring program and Saturday University is to give Upward Bound students the support they need to achieve high marks academically in their school courses as they prepare for college. To accomplish this goal, the program provides: 1. Academic tutorial assistance 2. Academic instruction 3. Additional learning resources, computers, and a resource library containing research materials and study guides 4. An environment conducive to productive study. 5. College entrance examination prep 6. Career development workshops 7. Cultural and educational trips
AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING PROGRAM The After School Tutoring Program is conducted at each target high school. The weekly tutoring sessions will operate in accordance with the Upward Bound objectives to develop the participant’s academic and professional skills, prepare them for college entrance exams, and aid them in general academic readiness for college.
In order to aid the students in their academic progress, participants will be offered instruction in all subjects during skill development and provided tutoring according to the following schedule.
PRIORITIES DURING TUTORING 1. Students who have a grade average of 75 or less in any subject for any six weeks, including the current one, are to spend time working with the appropriate tutor on that subject, even if they do not have homework assignments due for that class. 2. After a student has received help in those subjects, that student is allowed to spend time working on other assignments. 3. Students should use tutoring resources to improve study skills, vocabulary, test-taking skills, etc., to research colleges and careers; and to prepare for standardized test. 4. If in the judgment of the administrative staff, a student needs to work on a certain skill areas, the student may be assigned to work with these materials instead of using tutoring time to do homework that can be done at home without additional help.
Students will be divided by academic need (math, science, English, and social science) and will remain in their designed groups. Tutors will move from group to group to assist students who are having difficulty.
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SATURDAY UNIVERSITY Saturday University (SATU) is generally held twice a month on the CSUSB campus from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. It is important that every student is present during SATU to complete his or her assigned work.
ADVISING COMPONENT Participants are required to meet individually with their Advisor as scheduled, and may be required to attend group sessions related to academic and career planning. Students may also request a meeting with their Advisor.
The Upward Bound staff will determine the content and objectives for each class. To promote college readiness, the curriculum will include academic skills development, technical projects with the reinforcement of subjects studied in high school, and test prep for the CAHSEE, SAT, and ACT. SATU will also offer career, college, and grade level appropriate work to enhance students’ secondary and post-secondary educational experiences.
STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES DURING SATU 1. Students must sign in upon arrival 2. Classroom instructors will keep attendance records 3. Students are responsible for bringing supplies for class 4. If a student has a question, problem, or concern relating to a class, an assignment, or an instructor, he/she can give a signed written statement describing the situation to the Upward Bound administrative staff. 5. Excessive unexcused absences or tardiness will be cause for termination.
Field Trip TBD
Sat U & Family Luncheon
Community Service TBD
LA Clippers Game
Field Trip TBD
Community Service TBD
Field Trip TBD
Sat U International Festival Additional dates TBD
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EXPECTED BEHAVIORS DURING ALL CLASSES All Upward Bound staff persons, including instructors, have the duty to enforce all program rules, policies, and regulations as well as report negative behaviors. Every Upward Bound participant is expected to respect their authority and to comply with their directives 1. Students are expected to be on time for all Upward Bound session and classes. Students must be in class unless scheduled for advising, testing, or an approved Upward Bound activity. 2. SUPPLIES: Students will be supplied with loose-leaf paper dividers and other supplies for class use. a. Students are expected to keep their supplies and study materials in order. b. Students are to bring their notebooks, along with paper, pen, and pencil to every class. c. Students should bring to class any materials that have been handed out previously for class. 3. PROMPTNESS and ATTENDANCE a. Students are expected to be ON TIME for all sessions. b. Students are to remain in their classes during the scheduled class time. c. Students must complete any work missed for any reason. d. It is the student’s responsibility to ask about makeup work that is due and complete that work in a timely manner. 4. Students are not to eat, drink or chew gum during class.
5. FOCUS IN CLASS: Students are expected to be alert and awake during class time. a. Sleeping or putting one’s head down on the desk is not permitted. b. Students are responsible for getting enough rest the night before class. 6. PARTICIPATION: a. Students are expected to cooperate fully with their teachers and take an active interest in class activities. b. Students are to complete all inclass and out-of-class assignments made by their teachers ON TIME. 7. All work will be evaluated and students are expected to maintain at least a 75 average in each class. 8. STUDENTS ARE TO REFRAIN FROM THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF BEHAVIOR a. Any behavior that interferes with the instructor’s ability to conduct the class. b. Any behavior that interferes with any student’s ability to benefit from the instruction being provided. c. Any behavior that has a negative impact on the overall learning environment. d. Rude or disrespectful behavior.
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EXPECTED BEHAVIORS DURING ALL CLASSES 9. BEHAVIOR TOWARD AN INSTRUCTOR a. Students will not argue with the instructor. b. Students will not question or challenge the assignments or the curriculum. c. Students will not complain about having to do the assigned work. d. Students will show the utmost courtesy, respect, and attentiveness to the instructor and to any staff person, guest, or visitor who is present in the classroom. 10. DISTRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR a. If a student’s behavior is so disruptive that an instructor finds it necessary to send the student out of the class, the student will report to the Program Director or Coordinator. b. Rude or disruptive behavior in the classroom is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. c. Furthermore, students are not to leave class to make trivial complaints.
PROGRAM TESTING Upward Bound administers program testing twice a year and requires students to take other college entrance exams. 3. Students who take the CAHSEE must submit a copy of this score report to the Upward Bound Staff. 4. Students who fail one or more sections of the test are retested during their junior and senior year until a passing score has been achieved on each section. 5. If, for any reason, a student did not take the CAHSEE Upward Bound needs to be informed. 6. Students who must retest are required to bring each subsequent CAHSEE report to Upward Bound as soon as it is received. 7. Since passing scores on all three sections of the test are required for high school graduation, it is very important that Upward Bound knows when a student does not pass. 8. Let us help you pass! We have the practice materials and qualified staff to provide remediation for those students who do not pass on the first attempt
SAT andACT 1. Students who take the SAT/ACT must submit a copy of this score report to the Upward Bound Staff. 2. Students must submit a copy of the score reports each time they are tested.
18 ADVISING Advising will focus on four primary areas: Academic Development, Career Preparation & Development, College Preparation, and Personal Development throughout the participants’ program career. The objective of the advising phase of the program is to assist each student: • In setting life goals, by having the students write his individual goals, examine them periodically, and place them in his/her individual folder. • In developing a self-‐concept and awareness of the need to have good self-‐feelings in order to achieve success academically and socially • In organizing an expanding file on career information, occupational information, and the post-‐ secondary schools available for further training. The student’s file will become his/her own source of career information, and will be discussed in individual career guidance sessions • In improving their study skills • In selecting appropriate high school courses, which will prepare them for college admission and potential success in college • In providing instructions in careers in which disadvantaged youth are underrepresented • To design an individual work plan on the basis of an individual needs assessment, which includes high school subjects to be taken, and counseling areas to be explored • With clarifying his/her own values • In developing positive methods for managing stress Individual and group sessions will be offered. Students are encouraged to contact administrative staff concerning their individual needs. Workshops and/or seminars emphasizing these primary areas will be conducted on an as needed basis. In the small groups sessions, the students will seek to determine: 1. Who they are 2. How they see themselves 3. What their values are
4. How to make basic decisions 5. How to establish meaningful life goals. 6. How to manage conflicts and stressful situations
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ATTENDANCE & PARTICIPATION We are striving to create Upward Bound scholars, self-actualized learners that realize education is the key to social change that learning extends beyond the limits of the classroom and ultimately, students that endeavor for excellence. To that end, we stress that all Upward Bound participants attend all program activities. 1. Students are expected to attend all Upward
2. All senior level participants and their parents are expected to participate fully in all Financial Aid and College Admission Workshops. 3. Students are required to sign-in and sign-out at all Upward Bound activities in order to receive credit for attendance
Bound sessions scheduled on Saturdays and during the week, as well as all other required Upward Bound activities. SUMMER PROGRAM The Summer Program is a part of our grant proposal submitted to the Department of Education. Therefore, it is a vital requirement for staff and student alike. The ultimate purpose of the summer component is to prepare the student academically for the following school year and acquaint them for college life.
GENERAL STRUCTURE 1. The summer component is a six-‐week residential component of the Upward Bound Program, which takes place on the CSUSB campus. 2. The curriculum, services, and activities provide participants with intense instruction and enrichment activities in core academic subjects. 3. Participants live in the campus residence halls, eat breakfast, lunch and dinner in the on-‐campus dining facility and take classes in the classrooms on campus.
4. Participants will begin classes at 8 a.m. and spend at least four hours a day in academic courses designed to prepare them for college-‐level academics and then spend four hours a day in afternoon elective courses. 5. Parents/students must attend a mandatory summer program orientation in the spring.
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SUMMER PROGRAM POLICIES 6. Eligible students are REQUIRED to attend a six-‐week residential summer session. 7. Failure to participate will result in automatic termination 8. All the program policies and guidelines, including the classroom policies, are in effect and will be enforced. 9. Students who wish to work should seek weekend employment.
SUMMER ELIGIBILITY 1. Any student who has fulfilled the requirements and satisfies program policies can earn a space in the summer program. 2. Students must have earned 75 or above in all of their high school courses.
3. Students who failed any class are expected to make-‐up that course in summer school and will not be eligible for the summer. 4. A student who is terminated in the spring may not be eligible for the summer program.
The only reason for which a student may forgo the summer component is for: • Obtaining dual credit • Attending summer school to makeup credits • Enrolling in another TRiO Summer Program • Attending another summer program for an academic purpose Students who do not participate in the summer program are required to complete an alternative assignment.
SUMMER ELIGIBILITY 1. The curriculum for the summer college preparatory courses each year will be directly based on the skills and learning objective outlined in the course descriptions for the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) program. 2. Subsequently, the goal will be for all 12th grade participants to take one or more Advanced Placement exams during their senior year in order to earn some college credit before enrolling in college.
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PROGRAM STANDING Preparing students for post-‐secondary education involves teaching self-‐discipline, self-‐motivation, and striving to achieve beyond required expectations. In our effort to impart these principles, this system merit was devised that intertwines the program’s academic, behavioral, and participation requirements, giving participants the opportunity to become the person responsible for their academic progress. The levels of Program Standing are Good Standing, Probation (Continuing/Re-‐entry) or
Probation (New), Suspension and Termination. Program standing will be assessed at the end of each semester (Fall/Spring/Summer). It should be the goal of each Upward Bound Participant to earn the merit of Good Standing each semester. However, students who are on any level of Probation are in a safe zone but should put forth their best effort to achieve Good Standing the following semester. Parents are asked to encourage and support their child’s effort to meet program objectives.
1. Completing at least 85% of requirements for each month. 2. Semester grades for each class is 75% or better 3. Abides fully with all the policies of the program 4. Cooperates fully with all persons associated with the program
PROBATION (NEW) New participants are given a 45 days evaluation period. This allows new students in the program adequate time to acclimate to the requirements of the program and the staff the opportunity to assess each student’s academic readiness and overall performance. At the end of this probationary period, the student’s standing is adjusted to the appropriate standing.
Is assigned to any student who does not successfully complete a program semester. 1. Completes less than 85% of his/her monthly program requirements in a semester 2. Earn semester grades of 75% or higher in each class 3. Does not abide within the policies and procedures of the program During this period, the student will be directed to improve in the area(s) he/she is not performing well and monitored for changes.
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SUSPENSION For the purposes of the Upward Bound Program, suspension means that a student may not attend any Upward Bound Program activities for a designated amount of time. The amount of time may vary according to the reason for suspension. The student is invited to continue their participation after the designated time and will be assigned a new program standing or be reinstated to the previous program status
1. Termination from the program means that a student is no longer permitted to attend any program activities and all contact from our program will cease 2. The student will receive a termination letter and may be required to submit an exit interview form. 3. A student may appeal the termination decision, but must follow the procedures designated by the staff to appeal the decision 4. Please refer to the Program Standing chart to identify the possible ways a student may move from one program standing to another.
APPEAL PROCESS A participant may contact the Program Coordinator in writing to request a meeting and consideration of appeal for any disciplinary action taken.
DISCIPLINARY POLICY Violations of the following are cause for IMMEDIATE TERMINATION from Upward Bound. 1. Leaving university grounds without written permission from parent/guardian 2. Fighting and/or participating in gang activity 3. Suspension from school 4. Possessing, handling, transmitting or being under the influence of any illegal drug 5. Disrespecting any personnel involved with Upward Bound 6. Theft or possession of stolen property 7. Refusal to follow Upward Bound recommendations for student’s academic achievement or well being 8. Excessive unexcused absences/tardiness 9. Dangerous childish pranks including tampering with fire alarms or smoke detectors, possession of use of fireworks/explosives, or any other pranks that may result in injury to another person or damage to property 10. Inappropriate sexual behavior 11. Skipping classes at school or Upward Bound 12. Failure to participate in the Upward Bound Summer Component 13. Submitting false documentation
23 EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
EMERGENCIES Emergencies can occur at any time with little or no warning. The safety of each student, employee, and visitor depends on how well individuals respond Please follow these guidelines to report an emergency and obtain assistance, no matter your location on campus
IN CASE OF EMERGENCIES 1. NOTIFY: University Police-‐ CALL 911 from any on-‐campus phone immediately. NOTE: 911 calls made from cellular phones are routed to the California Highway Patrol and then to the University Police 2. COMPLY with University Police: ALWAYS immediately follow all emergency instructions given by police or emergency personnel
3. ASSIST OTHERS: Always provide assistance to disabled persons in your vicinity 4. BUILDING REENTRY: DO NOT RE- ENTER any building until it is cleared by University Police, Facilities Services Personnel, or other emergency personnel.
EARTHQUAKES DUCK, COVER and HOLD 1. Stay in the building 2. DO NOT immediately evacuate during an earthquake 3. DUCK under a desk, table, doorways and similar places, or up against a wall 4. COVER the back of your neck with your hands 5. HOLD on to the object. If it moves, move with it; stay put until the shaking stops. 6. Keep away from overhead fixtures, hanging plants, windows, filing cabinets, bookcases, and other furniture 7. Assist any person with physical disabilities in the area and find a safe place for them 8. Keep calm! When the shaking stops, check yourself for injuries, and assist others if it is safe to do so.
EVACUATIONS In the event of a fire alarm or other mandatory evacuation, please proceed to evacuation zones as instructed Upward Bound staff.