TRiO Upward Bound will serve 140 students from eight high schools throughout the IECC District during 2012-13. The schools include East Richland H.S., Edwards County H.S., Fairfield H.S., Lawrenceville H.S., Newton Community H.S., Oblong H.S., Robinson H.S. and West Richland H.S.
Class of 2010
100% (24 of 24) of the TRiO Upward Bound seniors were accepted into a postsecondary institution. 67% (16 of 24) of the TRiO Upward Bound seniors enrolled at a postsecondary institution for the 2010 summer semester.
Academic Year Trip
Students participated in an overnight trip to St. Louis, MO where they saw Billy Elliot at The Fox Theatre, and visited the St. Louis Zoo.
'11-12 SY Program
79 students participated in TRiO Upward Bound Summer Programs that ended with a four day / three night trip to Chicago, IL.
Summer Trip 2011
Students went to Chicago, IL where they visited Shedd Aquarium, John Hancock Observatory, Field Museum of Natural History, Medieval Times, Museum of Science and Industry, Lincoln Park Zoo, Navy Pier and took two boat rides on the Seadog and Sprit of Chicago.
During the Program Year and Summer Year students will have the chance to visit colleges. This past year Upward Bound visited DePaul University, Northwestern University, University of Chicago, Lincoln Trail College, Wabash Valley College, Southern Indiana University, Lake Land College and the Illinois Institute of Art Schaumburg.