Application Process

Applications are taken from all interested persons in the high school target areas (preferably freshmen and sophomores.)

Eligible target schools include:

  • Etowah
  • Gadsden City
  • Gaston
  • Glencoe

Applications can be obtained from the high school counselor at the aforementioned schools.
Students must meet the eligibility requirements mandated by the U.S. Department of Education for acceptance.
Documentation of income status obtained from the family, school or a governmental agency are acceptable.

Once selected, participants and a parent are required to attend an Upward Bound orientation conducted by the program director.
At which time, an academic plan is initiated to inform the student and parent of the program’s expectation for educational success.