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Upward Bound

Are you a high school student currently enrolled in one of the high schools listed below and curious to know if college is for you? Come and join Upward Bound to find out!

The TRIO Upward Bound program is a federally funded college prep program designed to serve low-income, first-generation college students.

Who can participate?
This program is designed for freshman or sophomore students attending selected high schools, who meet federal income guidelines, who need academic assistance to graduate high school and pass AIMS and whose parents have not graduated from a four-year university.

What does the program offer?
If you are accepted into Upward Bound, you will participate in the program for the remainder of your high school career and the first two years of college. The Upward Bound program offers the following:

  • Summer programs
  • Tutoring
  • Career counseling
  • College prep workshops
  • Parent workshops
  • Financial aid advising
  • Assistance with College admissions application
  • College classes
  • Scholarship searches
  • College campus visits
  • Field trips and cultural events

How to Apply

If your current high school is listed below, call or email the staff at the appropriate campus to obtain more information. Application packets are available online.

High Schools:  Amphitheater High School, Presidio Charter High School, Rincon High School

Contact the Downtown Campus              

1255 N. Stone
Phone: 206-7073
Email: lolsen@pima.edu or lciscomani@pima.edu
Get an application packet for the Downtown Campus program.

High Schools: Desert View High School, Sunnyside High School

Contact the Desert Vista Campus
5901 S. Calle Santa Cruz
Phone: 206-5073
Email: dapacheco@pima.edu or rromero@pima.edu
Get an application packet for the Desert Vista Campus program.

High Schools: Palo Verde High School, PPEP TEC Victor Soltero Charter High School, Santa Rita High School,

Contact the East Campus  
8181 E. Irvington Rd.
Phone: 206-7601
Email: pbecskehazy@pima.edu or damontoya@pima.edu
Get an application packet for the East Campus program.

High Schools: Marana High School

Contact the Northwest Campus
7600 N. Shannon
Phone: 206-2175
Email: vkrichards@pima.edu
Get an application packet for the Northwest Campus program