Upward Bound

Summer Academics

Typical Summer Schedule

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Composition & Literature
9:10 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. Math thru Pre-calculus
10:20 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. Biology, Chemistry, or Physics
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Spanish
12:30 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. Lunch-provided at the International Center
1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Service Learning, Careers, Job Shadowing

Hinton, Jonye & Jones, TariahComposition and Literature will include assignments Designed to enhance:

• Vocabulary building
• Spelling
• Comprehension
• English proficiency development

These assignments include (journals, essays, and research projects). The goal is for students to be able to develop well written paragraphs, essays, or research papers on their own. An advance writing course is avaialable, through MSU, for eligible students.

Mathematics Through Pre-Calculus:
Students are placed in to the appropriate classes based on school transcripts and instructor pre-tests assessments along with their chosen classes for the fall semester. They receive one on one assistance and work at their own pace to complete assignments. Periodic unit assessments will be made to determine the student’s progress. Classroom time will focus on the understanding of math concepts through explanation, demonstration, discussion, problem solving, analytical thinking, and reasoning.

Laboratory Science Instruction:
Students will  receive instruction in biology, chemistry, and\or physics. The classroom strategy for presenting materials will consist of a mixture of demonstrations, hands-on lab activities and lectures. Lectures will be presented to the entire group; labs will require partnerships of two. The students will take related field trips to the MSU Planetarium, MSU Cyclotron, Detroit Science Museum, and Michigan Biotechnology Institute.

Spanish Course: IMG_1332
Students will learn basic vocabulary and phrases through extensive speaking activities. They will also be exposed to the latino culture (food, music, poetry, and theatre) and will learn about the geographical locations of the different countries that speak the language.  

Careers Course : 
The goal of this course is to expose students to information about self, occupations, and projections of labor market trends, so that they can develop the skills necessary to make career decisions.