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 TRiO Upward Bound


Cañada College Upward Bound Program

TRIO Upward Bound is a federally funded pre-college program designed to assist low-income and potential first generation to college students prepare for college.  In partnership with Sequoia High School, our program serves high school students in the communities of East Palo Alto and North Fair Oaks.

The Upward Bound Program is a year round program. The school year consists of monthly workshops at Cañada College and weekly tutoring and academic advising at Sequoia High School. During the summer, Upward Bound students participate in a six week program offering academic courses, workshops, field trips and activities. All classes are taught on the Cañada College campus.

Students who are interested in joining Upward Bound can download a brochure and Pre-Screening to help us determine if you are eligible for the program. Please turn in these forms to our classroom at Sequoia (248), Woodside (H-3), or mail them to our office at Cañada (22-112).

UB Summer Orientation is on June 11th, with sessions at 9am for Alternative Summer students and 10:30 for New and Returning students! Please contact us to RSVP.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide Upward Bound students the necessary preparation and opportunity to enter post secondary education and promote education, diversity, and community.

For more information please contact us at:
Upward Bound, Cañada College office
Building 22 Rooms, 111 and 112
(650) 306-3332,
para información en Español (650) 306-3335

Academic Year Program

Weekly tutoring - Upward Bound tutors are available daily after school at Sequoia High School. Students receive one on one or group tutoring as well as information on how to prepare for college.

Sequoia High School
1201 Brewster Avenue, Room 248
Redwood City CA 94062
(650) 367-9780

Woodside High School
199 Churchill Avenue, Room H-3
Redwood City CA 94062
(650) 367-7263

Saturday College - Students learn skills, gain insight, and receive information on all aspects of the college admissions process in a dynamic environment. Students also learn about college requirements and special programs at colleges/universities. Most importantly students gain the confidence to overcome barriers and reach for their educational goals.

Saturday College Dates:
  • 9/26/15
  • 10/17/15
  • 11/21/15
  • 12/12/15
  • 1/23/16
  • 2/20/16 *National TRIO Day Conference*
  • 3/19/16
  • 4/16/16
  • 5/21/16 *End of Year Celebration/Graduation* 

Advising - Upward Bound staff regularly monitors each student’s grades and assess their extracurricular involvement. Staff members provide information and guidance on selecting rigorous courses and exploring majors.

Test preparation - Students receive information on college admissions tests such as the PSAT, SAT, ACT.

College & Career Planning - Guest speakers are invited throughout the year to share their personal stories. Guest speakers cover various topics such as overcoming challenges and exploring careers in math and science.

Summer Program

The 2016 Summer Program will run from June 20th through July 29th. There is no school on July 1st and 4th. Students will take part in:

  • Weekly field trips, including community service like beach clean ups,
  • College Prep Classes - explore college majors and careers,
  • Writer’s Lab - learn about yourself and your community,
  • College tours - get motivated and see yourself at schools like Stanford or Cal!

More information about the program can be found in the Student Handbook or the Calendar.

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