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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 AZMerit/ACT 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. The Upward Bound program offers:

  • Summer programs
  • Tutoring and career counseling
  • College prep workshops and campus visits
  • Financial aid advising and scholarship searches
  • Assistance with college applications
  • College classes
  • Field trips and cultural events
  • Parent workshops

How to Apply

Please see below for participating high schools. If your current high school is listed below, call or email the staff at the appropriate campus to obtain more information.

Online and print applications are also available for each program below.

Amphitheater High School, Flowing Wells High School, and Rincon High School

Contact the Downtown Campus

1255 N. Stone [map]
Phone: 520-206-7073

Submit an online application or download an application packet.

Desert View High School and Sunnyside High School

Contact the Desert Vista Campus

5901 S. Calle Santa Cruz [map]
Phone: 520-206-5145 (Office) or 520-269-9888 (Coordinator Carlos Romero's cell)
Email: or

Submit an online application or download an application packet.

Palo Verde High School and Santa Rita High School

Contact the East Campus

8181 E. Irvington Rd. [map]
Phone: 520-206-7601
Email: or

Connect with the team to learn more about East Campus Upward Bound!

Submit an online application. 

Marana High School

Contact the Northwest Campus

7600 N. Shannon [map]
Phone: 520-206-2171
Email: or 

Contact our team and check out our FAQs to learn more about Northwest Campus Upward Bound!

Submit an online application.

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