Upward Bound

What is Upward Bound?

The Traditional Upward Bound program located at Cincinnati State is funded by the U. S. Department of Education, to provide opportunities and support for secondary school students who wish to succeed in high school and continue their success in college.
Cincinnati State's Upward Bound serves Mt. Healthy High School students.

Who is eligible?

Cincinnati State's Upward Bound program is open to Mt. Healthy High School students currently in grades 9 or 10, who are between the ages of 13-19 and are interested in attending college.

Other requirements include:
  • Parents have not attended college
  • Meet income requirements
  • Meet attendance requirements

What does Upward Bound offer?

Experiential Learning Services:

  • Intensive instruction in Mathematics, Science, Composition, and other subjects
  • Weekly seminars
  • Tutoring sessions
  • Technology training 
  • Career exploration
  • College field trips
  • Support for self-assessment and social adjustment activities
  • Six-week Summer Academy

Advising Services:

  • Mentoring
  • Counseling
  • Academic testing
  • College selection assistance
  • Admission assistance
  • Help locating financial aid for college

Career Services:

  • Skills testing
  • Job exploration
  • Career selection assistance

 Other Opportunities:

  • Six-week Summer Academy designed to meet the needs of students
  • Stipend for improving grades and attendance
  • Stipend for attending summer school
  • Attend planned cultural events
  • Exposure to a variety of career options
  • Technology training
  • Opportunities to attend planned cultural events
  • Assistance with the college admissions process
  • Academic advising and tutoring
  • Opportunities to work with a mentor

How do I sign up?

  • Talk to your counselor or teacher at Mt. Healthy
  • Fill out an application form
  • Call the Upward Bound Office at Cincinnati State for more information: (513) 569-4852
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