TRIO Programs

Greater Orlando Upward Bound Math and Science Program

Developing potential to excel in math and science.

The Greater Orlando Upward Bound Math and Science Program strengthens participating students’ math and science skills. The program’s goal is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science and encourage them to pursue postsecondary degrees in math and science and ultimately careers in the math and science profession.

The program provides summer programs with intensive math and science training, year-round counseling and advisement, exposure to university faculty members, and participant-conducted scientific research under the guidance of faculty members or graduate students. The U.S. Department of Education fully funds the program.

Program Goals and Objectives

Academic Performance (GPA)

Seventy percent of 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)

Sixty-five percent of Greater Orlando Upward Bound Math and Science 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)

Seventy percent of project 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)

Seventy percent of all current and prior year Greater Orlando Upward Bound Math and Science 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.

Postsecondary Enrollment

Seventy percent of all current and prior Greater Orlando Upward Bound Math and Science 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).

Postsecondary Completion

Forty percent of 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’s or bachelor’s degree within six years following graduation from high school. 

Eligibility

Highly motivated, disciplined, and hard-working students, who:

  • Are U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents of the United States
  • Are rising 10th, 11th, or 12th-grade students attending Maynard Evans High School or Jones High School
  • Are potential first-generation college students with demonstrated financial need
  • Are in good academic standing
  • Intend to pursue a four-year college degree
Forms

Fill out the forms below and submit them electronically.

Program Benefits
  • College Preparation
  • Academic Advising and Tutoring
  • Summer Stipend
  • Career Counseling and College Visits
  • Financial Literacy
  • Cultural and Enrichment Activities
Apply

All new students must complete an application.

Contract

Returning students must complete the Greater Orlando Upward Bound Math and Science Program contract.

Staff

Kim Blaise
Program Manager
470-639-0653
Kim.blaise@morehouse.edu 

Yolanda McColumn
Office Manager
yolanda.mccolumn@morehouse.edu
(470) 639-0203

Program Inquiries: goubms@morehouse.edu  

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