Student Services

High School Upward Bound

High School Upward Bound (HSUB) is a pre-college TRIO program providing academic support to students who plan to complete a post-secondary education after completing high school. We provide a number of services to participants in TRIO High School Upward Bound. The program serves students in grades 9–12 from Thomas Edison, Patrick Henry, Roosevelt and Highland Park. 

Our services include:

  • Tutoring
  • Academic, vocational and career advising
  • ACT Workshops
  • Parent Support
  • Field Trips:  cultural and recreational activities
  • Support in selecting a post-secondary institution
  • A six-week summer program held on the MCTC campus
  • A monthly stipend (for students who meet program criteria and maintain academic performance and attendance)


High school juniors and seniors are not actively recruited for this program, but all eligible students are encouraged to apply. 

The HSUB Program assists students who are either:

  • Low income This means that your income does not exceed the Federal TRIO Program guidelines or
  • First-generation college student: This means that neither parent has completed a Bachelor's degree.

All HSUB students must meet the following criteria:

  • Grade level proficiency in reading and math or demonstrated ability to achieve academically
  • Consistent class attendance
  • Committed to graduating from high school
  • Motivated in pursuing a post-secondary  educational program
  • Committed to the High School Upward Bound Program requirements and activities


The tutors at your high school (Henry, North, Edison, Roosevelt, Highland) can help you fill it out the High School Upward Bound Application and return it to our office. The HSUB Director will approve the application and you will receive a letter in the mail welcoming you to the program. 

Contact us

  • Main number: 612-200-5578
Name Office Phone
Shirley Sanders T.2403 612-659-6556
Director of High School Upward Bound
 Nicole Mayo H.2405 612-200-5578
Office Administrative Specialist
 Chelsea Kramer H.2406 612-659-6224
Academic Advisor
 Ann Grindland Off Campus 612-799-0956
Academic Tutor
 Nima Rafiei Off Campus 612-799-0942
Academic Tutor

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