Friday, July 22, 2011

Upward Bound 2011 Summer Program Theme: Transporting Students to the Next Level

St. Croix 2011 Upward Bound students (click image to enlarge)

Twenty-three students from the St. Thomas/St. John District and 24 from the St. Croix District are participating in six-week Upward Bound college preparatory programs on UVI’s campuses. The residential portion of the programs began Sunday, June 19, and concludes today, Friday, July 22, with open houses and awards banquets. Next week, students in the program will take a college tour, visiting nine colleges and universities in Florida and Georgia. While there they will explore their future plans and career choices with admissions and financial aid representatives.

During the on-campus portion of the program, the students stayed in UVI’s residence halls and attended daily classes in English composition, literature, SAT prep courses, geometry, pre-calculus, biology, anatomy and physiology, chemistry, physics and Spanish. The students also participated in a wide variety of cultural enrichment, and social and recreational activities.

Upward Bound is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Its goal is to motivate high school students from low-income families and those who are potential first-generation college students. Applications are accepted year-round, on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information visit the Upward Bound section of the UVI website – – or call (340) 693-1130 on St. Thomas or (340) 693-4182 on St. Croix.

St. Thomas/St. John 2011 Upward Bound students and faculty (click to enlarge)