Upward Bound

Creating Leaders through Education 

About Us:

The Modesto Junior College (MJC) Upward Bound/TRIO program is designed to help students stay in school, improve their grades, graduate from high school and go to college.

The Upward Bound program offers academic support, college preparation services, tutoring and motivation to succeed.

Participating Schools:

Ceres High School                              Modesto High School
Tutoring: Wednesday                            Tutoring: Tuesday
Time: 2:40pm - 4:40pm                         Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Johansen High School                       Patterson High School
Tutoring: Thursday                               Tutoring: Tuesday
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm                        Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Riverbank High School
Tutoring: Monday
Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm 

*Currently all tutoring is taking place via Zoom. Program advisors will send out the links to Zoom sessions via Remind.

How can I sign up?

  1. Complete an Upward Bound application, which can be found in the counseling office of the participating schools or the link at the bottom of this page
  2. Complete a personal statement or autobiography
  3. Get a recommendation from a school official (teacher, counselor, or principal)
  4. Return the completed application to your counselor

How do I qualify or am I eligible?

  1. Low income, according to the guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Education
  2. Potential first-generation college student
  3. Enrollment in one of the participating high schools or target area
  4. Demonstrate academic potential and personal motivation to succeed in high school and college
  5. U.S. citizen or permanent resident.