Lake-Sumter Community College


Upward Bound

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Lake-Sumter State College's Upward Bound Program provides high school students from Lake County an opportunity to gain access to higher education. The program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, is designed to motivate and serve first-generation college bound students from modest income households. The purpose of the project is to encourage students to achieve academic success in school, graduate, and enter post-secondary education.

Each year the Upward Bound program serves 63 students from Eustis, Mount Dora, Tavares, and Umatilla High Schools.

Participants explore the facets of college life in many different ways.

They attend Saturday sessions bi-monthly and receive weekly support and tutoring in core subjects throughout the academic year. Participants also visit colleges and universities throughout Florida to gain more exposure to the quality schools that the state has to offer. Educational advisement, career counseling, test preparation strategies, job shadowing, and mentoring are also offered to all participants.

The most important component of the project is its six-week summer program where students take college preparatory courses at Lake-Sumter State College for four-weeks and live for two weeks in the dorms of Saint Leo University. This experience offers students the opportunity to explore college life first hand, make new friends, and establish lasting partnerships with faculty and staff. LSSC's Upward Bound program is committed to the academic needs of its students to ensure that they maintain success in school, graduate, and move on to pursue a higher education.  

Fall Semester 2017​ ​ ​

ACT Test for Seniors only Sat Sept 9
Report to your test site by 7:30am and bring your test ticket and a photo ID
1st Session Sat Sept 23 ​Class Sessions
2nd Session Sat Oct 7 ​Class Sessions
​Class Sessions and
​Mandatory Parent Meeting from 1:00-2:00pm ​ ​
9th Grade Parents Only (Location: LSSC Health Sciences Center  Auditorium)​ ​ ​
​SAT Test for Seniors only Sat Oct 7
Report to your test site by 7:30am and bring your test ticket and a photo ID
3rd Session Mon Oct 16 ​College Tour
4th Session Sat Nov 4 ​Class Sessions
5th Session Sat Dec 2 ​Class Sessions
6th Session Sat Dec 9 ​Class Sessions

Spring Semester 2018​ ​ ​

1st Session Sat Jan 20 Class Sessions​
2nd Session Sat Feb 3 ​Class Sessions
ACT Test for Juniors only ​Sat. Feb. 10
Report to your test site by 7:30am and bring your test ticket and a photo ID
3rd Session ​Sat Feb 24 ​Class Sessions
4th Session Sat Mar 10 ​Class Sessions
​SAT Test for Juniors only Sat Mar 10
Report to your test site by 7:30am and bring your test ticket and a photo ID
5th Session Fri Mar 30 ​College Tour
6th Session Sat Apr 21 ​Class Sessions
​7th Session Sat May 5 ​Class Sessions
​Senior Incentive Activity Sat Feb 17 To  Be Announced
​Sun Feb 18

Five Week Summer Program 2018​ ​ ​

Five week commuter program at LSSC-Leesburg   Jun 11—Jul 12 (Mon—Thurs from 8:50am-3:30pm)​ ​ ​
Saint Leo Univ. residential program-Tampa (11th & 12th graders)    Sun Jul 15– Thurs Jul 19 (Overnight Stay at SLU)

 

 

Required Forms:  

Please mail to address below or submit via fax (352) 435-5012 

UB Behavioral Contract.pdf

UB Contact Update Form.pdf

UB Student Health Form.pdf

 
Manager Contact Information:
 
Ali Bouarfa 
Leesburg
 
Lake-Sumter State College
9501 US Hwy 441
Leesburg, FL 34788
 
Phone: 352-323-3692
 
Felicia Shelton 
Leesburg
 
Lake-Sumter State College
9501 US Hwy 441
Leesburg, FL 34788
 
Phone: 352-435-6323
 
 
 
 

Photo of Students in Upward Bound Lecture Hall Photo of Students on Tour

 

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 Click image above to read UB brochure.