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Upward Bound

Goals and Objectives

The primary goal of the Shawnee State University Upward Bound Program is to motivate and to prepare students for success in college or technical education after high school. How do we achieve our goals? By implementing the many services and activities listed throughout these pages. Services are offered to the following Upward Bound target schools:

  • Bloom-Vernon (South Webster)
  • Minford
  • New Boston (Glenwood)
  • Northwest
  • Portsmouth City
  • Sciotoville
  • Valley
  • Washington-Nile (Portsmouth West)
  • Scioto Technical School

The Upward Bound program is 100% federally funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education at $293,474 annually. The following objectives are taken directly from the approved Shawnee State University Upward Bound grant proposal.

Upward Bound Program Objectives:

  • 80% of participants served during the project year will have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better on a four-point scale at the end of the school year.
  • 90% of UB seniors served during the project year, will have achieved at the proficient level on state assessments in reading/language arts and math.
  • 85% of project participants served during the project year will continue in school for the next academic year, at the next grade level, or will have graduated from secondary school with a regular secondary school diploma.
  • 65% of all current and prior year UB participants, who at the time of entrance into the project had and expected high school graduation date in the school year, will complete a rigorous secondary school program of study and graduate in that school year with a regular secondary school diploma.
  • 80% of all current and prior UB participants, who at the time of entrance into the project had an expected high school graduation date in the school year, will enroll in a program of postsecondary education by the fall term immediately following high school, from an institution of higher education, of acceptance but deferred enrollment until the next academic semester (e.g. spring semester)
  • 65% of participants who enrolled in a program of postsecondary education, by the fall term immediately following high school graduation or by the next academic term(e.g., spring term) as a result of acceptance by deferred enrollment, will attain either an associate’s or bachelor’s degree within six years following graduation from high school.

Upward Bound

Contact Information

Upward Bound
ATC Building, 2nd floor TRIO Center
Shawnee State University
940 Second Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Phone: (740) 351-3439

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