Please call the UB office, 785-8539, for more info OR email UpwardBound[at]uwlax.edu!
Read our UB STUDENT HANDBOOK!
IF YOUR STUDENT WORKS, PLEASE ENCOURAGE HER/HIM TO CHECK THE UB CALENDAR AND REQUEST OFF FOR SATURDAY EVENTS AND TUTORING!
Summer 2013 is coming soon!
If your student is NOT attending summer Upward Bound, please be aware that we expect all UB students to
participate in the summer
CyberBound component. Seniors MUST complete certain assignments for
UB Senior Seminar. If your student
does not attend summer Upward Bound because she/he wants to work, take a summer class that is not a make-up credit, or just "take the summer off," know
that she/he will probably be ineligible to participate in the UB
Summer Bridge program the summer following high school
graduation. Please encourage your child to download and follow
this summer academic skills maintenance kit.
THE EVIDENCE IS IN!
THE EVIDENCE IS IN!
This page offers information and links to help you look ahead as your child plans for college success and support her/his efforts to improve academically.
It Make$ Cent$ - Your money/Your future! - A great financial literacy site from UW-L!- Watch this Good Morning America segment for tips! - a printable form you can use when discussing money with your students The U.S. Department of Education's COLLEGE PREPARATION CHECKLIST for parents of students from Kindergarten through high school. It's a very comprehensive site. The U.S. Department of Education guide, "PREPARING YOUR CHILD FOR COLLEGE A Resource Book for Parents" - comprehensive and great Though it's listed as a site for Middle and Junior High parents, this U.S. Department of Education site has lots of good information for parents of high school students, too. The College Board's excellent site on preparing your student for college - everything from how to encourage good homework habits to helping your child choose a college. College is Possible is a web site developed by The American Council on Education. It includes a very good Preparing for College section. - JUNIORS MUST TAKE THIS TEST at their high school in October. Scores are used to determine eligibility for scholarships and other good things! - UB offers ACT Prep sessions free of charge early second semester! Juniors who complete the prep sessions, including a practice test, will earn a fee waiver (worth $26.) We strongly recommend that juniors do not take the early test but spend this time working on preparation with UB and be prepared to take the April test. The later you take the test, the better your chances of achieving a good score on the first try! (Each UB student may use a UB fee waiver only once.) Parents - please work with us to make sure your student attends UB prep sessions and takes this very important test! at www.uwhelp.wisconsin.edu
Homework Helphttp://www.khanacademy.org Khan Academy - free tutoring, classes, tests and more from an award-winning FREE online tutoring site. The Discovery Channel has a website for parents with articles about how to know when to contact your child's teacher, making the most of parent-teacher conferences, encouraging creativity and more. About.com's Pediatrics pages has advice for parents on parents helping with homework including how to encourage good homework habits. The College Board's advice to parents about helping encourage good homework habits in your students. from the University of North Carolina - good advice from a great university.
Career PreparationA virtual guidance counselor, advice for new college students and parents, lots more. - from Mapping Your Future.org. Now's the time to get started! Excellent site - good resources. - with a special section for high school students, including career planning tests.
Choosing a CollegeCollege Opportunities OnLine (COOL) provides a great way to search by region, cost, major and other criteria. - info about colleges, majors, applications. - many free searches for majors, applications, financial aid, etc. - from the publishers of those comprehensive college guides. Requires free registration. - offers college exploration and much more. has lots of college info - especially info about private colleges.
Funding a College EducationInfo from the U.S. Department of Education. - "This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive annotated collection of information about student financial aid on the web." Free and comprehensive.
Parent InvolvementThis link, from the National Education Association, includes NEA guides for parents on topics such as understanding testing, helping your child with reading, math, and science, and getting involved in your child's school. It also links to research that links parental involvement with student achievement and other resources to help you make the most of your child's school years. This is the National Parent-Teacher Association's National Standards for Parent/Family Involvement. The National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education has links to research and programs that encourage parent involvement.
Last updated June 15, 2013.