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Upward Bound at Brockton High School

What is Upward Bound?

Upward Bound helps students develop the academic skills necessary to graduate from high school and get a college degree. It is a federally-funded TRIO program, authorized and funded by the U.S. Department of Education and run by ASA in collaboration with Brockton High School and Stonehill College. 

Program Components

There are two major components to the Upward Bound Program and each component is critical to the success of the student: an academic year after-school program and a summer program.

Our students work with trained teachers in all core courses and work with college students for additional tutoring and mentoring. We offer enrichment activities and workshops that focus on college and career readiness, financial aid, standardized testing, and cultural development.

Students receive a cash stipend for participating in all activities and maintaining academic standards.  

How are students selected?

We work with Brockton High School students who have low household income, whose parents did not receive a degree from a four year college/university, or who are at risk for academic failure.

We require Upward Bound students to have an interest in pursuing a postsecondary degree and to commit to improving their academic future. Typically, students enter the program as freshmen or sophomores and are expected to remain in the program until they graduate from high school. Enrollment is limited to 50 students per year.

For more information students can speak with their guidance counselor at Brockton High School or contact:

Jermaine Graham
Yelllow Science Department BHS