Upward Bound Marshall University Summer Program

The six week summer component of the Upward Bound program is a very essential part of guaranteeing student success in high school and building a solid foundation for a post-secondary degree. Participation is mandatory unless a release is requested and granted. You can stay up to date to the latest Summer Program information and other Upward Bound news at the new Facebook page here.

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Summer Program is packed full of educational and cultural enrichment activities. Students are given a headstart for the upcoming acadmeic year with morning educational classes including:

  • Math
  • Science
  • Literature
  • Communications

Afternoon cultural enrichment classes include:

  • Sign Language
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Fitness
  • Step Dance
  • Engineering and Science Labs
  • Life Skills/ Etiquette
  • Performing Arts

Evening activities include:

  • Team Challenge Groups
  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Picnics
  • Huntington Outdoor Theater
  • The Pottery Place
  • Movie Theater
  • and more

Students also actively participate in a state-wide Upward Bound Day Competition held at different state institutions each year, where they will get to work with students from other Upward Bound programs.

The summer also includes a trip out of town.
Past trips have included:

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Williamsburg, VA
  • Washington DC
  • New York City, NY

If You Can’t Participate

We will negotiate summer plans with you if ALL of the following criteria are met.

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Consistently attend academic year activities
  • Follow UB Guidelines/Rules/Timetable
  • Maintain a positive attitude

If you meet all criteria to be released from the summer program for attendance at either non-curricular or extra-curricular activities, you miss the entire summer program. Students can not take a week off during the summer and then return. Knowledge of the number of students in attendance is necessary to keep Summer Program running smoothly. You will, however, be permitted to return at the beginning of the academic year.

This does not include vacation time. Summer Program dates will be available a year in advance so that family vacations can be planned without conflict.

All situations are on a case by case basis. UB staff have the final say in all releases being granted.

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