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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




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.




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.




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 Advising  





Report Card  Check  





HS Course  Selection  





Transition to  HS  


Study and  Test  Taking  Skills  




CTS/CAHSEE Info  and  Prep    





Planned Activities/Services

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    

9th X   X   X     X   X     X    

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    

9th X          

10th X          

11th X   X     X    

12th X   X   X   X    


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.




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.




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.




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.






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.




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.




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.




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.




Saturday University  


Galaxy Game  


Saturday University  


Field Trip  TBD  


Sat U  &  Family  Luncheon  


Community Service  TBD  


Saturday University  


LA Clippers  Game  


Field Trip  TBD  


Saturday University  


Saturday University  


Community Service  TBD  


Saturday University  


Field Trip  TBD  


SOKA University  


Sat U  International  Festival   Additional  dates  TBD  




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.




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      




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.    




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.    




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.  


PROBATION (Continued/Re-entry)

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.    




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      




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.      






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