The Upward Bound Select Program serves 100 area high school students who have interests
in various career fields. The program is designed to help develop creative thinking,
effective expression and positive attitudes towards learning. Teachers, counselors
and other professionals provide comprehensive counseling services, academic enrichment
and activities that enhance students' potential for success in college.
Select students engage in first-hand college experience by attending lecture style
academic sessions. The curriculum and setting introduce the learning styles needed
at the collegiate level. Academic sessions are held in Texas Tech University classrooms
which allow the students to get accustomed to the college setting. The Select program
invites students of all career interests to the program. Although most students in
the program have a interest in the Liberal Arts field, students are introduced and
exposed to all majors, degrees and careers.
The unique make up of the program assists students who do not have a set degree field
upon entering the program. In the program students are supported and given the proper
information to assist them in choosing a suitable avenue for continuing their higher
Academic Year Component
Upward Bound provides college awareness information, standardized test prep, academic
advising, and exposure to academic culture designed to generate the skills and motivation
necessary for success in the college environment. During the school year, Upward Bound
sessions are held every two(2) Saturdays from 8:00 a.m - 12:30 p.m.
The summer component provides an opportunity for qualifying students to live in a
Texas Tech University's residence hall for approximately 5 weeks. Upward Bound students
attend academic classes during the summer component as well.
- ACT/SAT prep
- Language Exchange
Special interest classes: computer building, mass communications, and theater arts.
Students participate in various counselor-sponsored fun and exciting social and recreational
activities during the evenings.
- Meadow HS
- Monterrey HS
- Olton HS
- Petersburg HS
- Plainview HS
- Ralls HS
- Slaton HS
- Southland HS
- Sundown HS
- Tahoka HS
- Lubbock Cooper HS
- Coronado HS
- Estacado HS
- Frenship HS
- Hale Center HS
- Littlefield HS
- Lockney HS
- Lorenzo HS
- Lubbock HS
- Matthews HS