The West Hills College Lemoore Upward Bound Program is an early college intervention program that targets high school students that show strong commitment and interest towards enrolling into college. Our main objective is to promote academic achievement and higher learning by offering an array of support services that will foster educational success.

  • Upward Bound's main goal is to promote academic achievement and higher learning by offering an array of support services that will foster educational success.

    Students have the option to apply for the Upward Bound Classic (UBC) Program or the Upward Bound Math & Science (UBMS) Program.  Upward Bound Math & Science is for students who are interested in pursuing careers in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math while the UBC program is for any student interested in pursuing a career in any field including careers that only require an Associate’s Degree.

    This program is funded by the Department of Education and hosted by West Hills College Lemoore.

  • The West Hills College Lemoore Upward Bound Program offers the following services to its participants:

    • Academic Tutoring
    • Leadership Development
    • Career Counseling
    • Community Service
    • ACT / SAT Preparation
    • Science Research
    • College Credit
    • College Tours
    • College Preparation
    • Recreational Activities
    • Incentive Stipend
    • Cultural Enrichment

    The Upward Bound Program also holds a six-week summer program at West Hills College Lemoore. During the summer, participants take part in a college experience that provides enrichment in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) but not limited to English, American Sign Language, Biology, Political Science, Art and other subject areas.

    College tours are hosted throughout the year. These trips are all-inclusive of transportation, lodging, meals, and admission tickets. Participants gain opportunity to travel with Upward Bound on over-night excursions that are filled with educational experiences that are ever lasting.

  • All academic and student development services are provided to qualifying students at no cost. Room and board expenses during outings are covered by the program. In addition, students who fulfill their responsibilities are eligible to earn a quarterly stipend during the academic year and/or a summer stipend during the summer program.

  • Participants are required to be involved in all activities organized by program staff. During the academic year, students are required to attend weekly after school tutorials. Every month, students are required to participate in a Saturday Session event that focuses on academia. All participants must meet a passing grade in their academic schedule. Students are also required to participate in our summer program component.

  • Any student who is a Freshmen, Sophomore and Junior and is attending any of the following high schools: Avenal High, Corcoran High, Hanford West High, Lemoore High, Laton High and Riverdale High.

    The student's parent(s)/guardian(s) must meet federal low-income guidelines or prove that neither has completed a four year college diploma. Student must also be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien. Most importantly, students must demonstrate a strong interest and commitment towards their post-secondary education.

Ready to Apply for Upward Bound?

The Upward Bound Program at West Hills College Lemoore is limited to 65 participants on a yearly basis. Students attending one of the target high schools and meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply

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West Hills College Lemoore, Upward Bound Math & Science, and Upward Bound Classic I and II programs are committed to providing participants educational experiences and opportunities that will render life-long benefits that will manifest towards college attainment.

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Upward Bound Students

Upward Bound will identify low-income, first-generation college bound students and provide them with services. Participants will have their academic interests encouraged and enhanced by qualified instructors, counselors, and through positive experiences that promote diversity, cultures, educational experiences and the reality of graduating from a higher learning institution.

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