Upward Bound Math and Science

The Upward Bound Math and Science program is designed to strengthen the math and science skills of participating students. The goal of the program is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science and to encourage them to pursue postsecondary degrees in math and science, and ultimately careers in the fields of math and science.

Students selected to participate in Upward Bound Math and Science are expected to attend all program events and activities. Activities take place after school, on some weekends, and during the summer. Students apply for our programs in the spring of their ninth-grade year and remain in the program until their sophomore year in college.

Program Eligibility

An applicant must be a:

  • Ninth-, tenth-, or eleventh-grader at Vanguard Collegiate High School or Wilson High School
  • US citizen or permanent resident
  • Potential first-generation college student (i.e., the residential parent does not have a four-year college degree) or low-income according to federal guidelines

In the math/science Upward Bound program students will participate in:

  • Intensive instruction in mathematics and science, including hands-on experience in laboratories, computer facilities, and at field-sites
  • Activities to learn from mathematicians and scientists who engage in research and teaching at the University of Rochester and other public or private institutions
  • Tutoring and academic counseling services provided by undergraduate and graduate students
  • A summer instructional component that is designed to simulate a college-going experience

Program Application

Applications for the upcoming school year will be posted soon!