Academic Affairs

Upward Bound Parent Meetings

2014-2015 Upward Bound Parent Meetings Monday, September 29, 2014 6:30pm-7:30pm Behavioral Sciences and Humanities Building (BSH) Room 114 (Lecture Hall) Park in Lot K1 and walk up the concrete steps Meeting Presentation Monday, November 24, 2014 6:30pm-7:30pm Behavioral Sciences and Humanities Building (BSH) Room 114 (Lecture Hall) Park in Lot K1 and walk up the concrete steps Monday, January 26, 2015 6:30pm-7:30pm Behavioral Sciences and Humanities Building (BSH) Room 114 (Lecture Hall) Park in Lot K1 and walk up the concrete steps Monday, March 23, 2015 6:30pm-7:30pm Behavioral Sciences and Humanities Building (BSH) Room 114 (Lecture Hall) Park in Lot K1 and walk up the concrete steps Monday, May 18, 2015 6:30pm-7:30pm Behavioral Sciences and Humanities Building (BSH) Room 114 (Lecture Hall) Park in Lot K1 and walk up the concrete steps

Upward Bound Parents

Parents and guardians are an important part of every child’s development. We recognize and value the role of a parent in a student’s life and therefore encourage active involvement by our students’ parents and/or guardians. To learn about student achievements, updates, upcoming activities, or to make suggestions and program improvements, parents are invited to monthly meetings. Students are also welcome to attend these meetings with their parent or guardian, but it is not necessary. Parent meetings are held in a group setting and discussions/idea sharing is encouraged. Parents are also given opportunities throughout the year to volunteer on field trips and college visits as chaperones. Upward Bound is currently in the process of developing a scholarship foundation that will be available to active UB graduating seniors. Parents are welcome to assist with fundraising to raise money for the foundation periodically throughout the year. For more information on scholarship information, please contact Danielle Donovan at 240-500-2422. How to Get Involved Talk to your child about high school activities and assignments Discuss going to college and possible career field choices Encourage good study habits, including time management, and prioritizing Talk to the Program Coordinator about attending an Upward Bound Saturday Session Volunteer to chaperone field trips Communicate with Upward Bound staff, Upward Bound Coaches, counselors, and teachers Participate in Upward Bound Parent Meetings hosted every other month Attend the End-of-the-Year Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, August 31, 2015 Resources Frequently Asked Questions by Parents about College WCPS College and Career Readiness The College Board (SAT/AP) CollegeData The College Navigator Bureau of Labor Statistics Federal Student Aid Financial Aid information (FAFSA) Financial Aid Fastweb (scholarships) Inside Higher Ed US New Education Princeton Review Personality Inventory (Myers Briggs) Council for Opportunity in Education US Dept. of Education TRiO Upward Bound