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Upward Bound

Are you a high school student currently enrolled in one of the high schools listed below and curious to know if college is for you? Come and join Upward Bound to find out!

The TRIO Upward Bound program is a federally funded college prep program designed to serve low-income, first-generation college students.

Who can participate?
This program is designed for freshman or sophomore students attending selected high schools, who meet federal income guidelines, who need academic assistance to graduate high school and pass AZMerit/ACT and whose parents have not graduated from a four-year university.

What does the program offer?
If you are accepted into Upward Bound, you will participate in the program for the remainder of your high school career. The Upward Bound program offers the following:

  • Summer programs
  • Tutoring
  • Career counseling
  • College prep workshops
  • Parent workshops
  • Financial aid advising
  • Assistance with College admissions application
  • College classes
  • Scholarship searches
  • College campus visits
  • Field trips and cultural events

How to Apply

If your current high school is listed below, call or email the staff at the appropriate campus to obtain more information. Online applications and application packets are also available for each program below.

High Schools:  Amphitheater High School, Flowing Wells High School, and Rincon High School

Contact the Downtown Campus
1255 N. Stone [map]
Phone: 520-206-7073
Email: or
Download an application packet.

High Schools: Desert View High School and Sunnyside High School

Contact the Desert Vista Campus
5901 S. Calle Santa Cruz [map]
Phone: 520-206-5145 (Office) or 520-269-9888 (Coordinator Carlos Romero's Cell)
Email: or
Submit an online application or download an application packet.

High Schools: Palo Verde High School and Santa Rita High School

Contact the East Campus
8181 E. Irvington Rd. [map]
Phone: 520-343-5966
Email: or
Connect with the team and learn more about East Campus Upward Bound!
Submit an online application.

High Schools: Marana High School

Contact the Northwest Campus
7600 N. Shannon [map]
Phone: 520-206-2167
Submit an online application.

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