The Morehouse College Atlanta Metropolitan Upward Bound (AMUB) serves 60 eligible students currently enrolled in our target schools and high schools throughout the state of Georgia.
- B.E.S.T Academy
- North Clayton High School
- Forest Park High School
The program provides an intensive six-week residential summer curriculum (four weeks scholars will commute to campus, and the final two-weeks scholars will live on campus). Scholars will receive year-round counseling and advisement; exposure to University faculty members; and participant-conducted scientific research under the guidance of faculty members and/or graduate students.
The goal of the program is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math, english and science and to encourage them to pursue postsecondary degrees by completing a rigorous secondary school program of study.
PROGRAM GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
Academic Performance (GPA)
Participants served during the project year will have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better on a four-point scale at the end of the school year.
Academic Performance (Standardized Tests)
Atlanta Metro Upward Bound seniors served during the project year will have achieved at the proficient level on state assessments in reading/language arts and math.
Secondary School Retention and Graduation (With Regular Secondary School Diploma)
Atlanta Metro Upward Bound participants served during the project year will continue in school for the next academic year, at the next grade level, or will have graduated from secondary school with a regular secondary school diploma.
Secondary School Graduation (Rigorous Secondary School Program of Study)
All current and prior year Atlanta Metro Upward Bound participants, who at the time of entrance into the project had an expected high school graduation date in the school year, will complete a rigorous secondary school program of study and graduate with a regular secondary school diploma.
All current and prior Atlanta Metro Upward Bound participants, who, at the time of entrance into the program has an expected high school graduation date in the school year, will enroll in a program of postsecondary education by the fall term immediately following high school graduation or will have received notification, by the fall term immediately following high school, from an institution of higher education, of acceptance but deferred enrollment until the net academic semester (e.g., spring semester).
Participants, who enrolled in a program of postsecondary education by the fall term immediately following his school graduation or by the next academic term (e.g., spring term) as a result of acceptance but deferred enrollment, will attain either an associate or bachelor’s degree within six years following graduation from high school.
Highly motivated, disciplined, and hardworking students who are:
- U.S. citizens or permanent legal U.S. residents.
2. Rising 9th, 10th, 11th grade students in the state of GA.
3. Must be first-generation college students with demonstrated financial need
4. Are in good academic standing (2.5 GPA or higher).
5. Intend to pursue a four-year college degree.
- College Preparation & Financial Aid Literacy
• Academic Advising and Tutoring
• Summer Stipend
• Community Service
• College Tours
• Career & Personal Counseling
• Financial Literacy
• Cultural and Enrichment Activities
All NEW students must complete an application.
Fill out the forms below after you complete an application and contract, and submit them electronically.
Jonathan Drake, MAT, Program Manager
Daniel Price, Program Assistant