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Upward Bound Math & Science (UBMS)

About Upward Bound Math & Science

The Upward Bound Math and Science program (UBMS) at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (ECTC) is a FREE federally funded program designed to provide services to 60 eligible secondary school students at one of the following high schools: LaRue County HS, Nelson County HS, Thomas Nelson HS, North Hardin HS, and Washington County HS. The UBMS program enables students to generate the skills, motivation, and self-confidence necessary to succeed in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) related academic programs and careers beyond high school. Students will participate in academic, social, recreational, and cultural activities designed to inspire, motivate, and prepare them to persist and be successful in secondary education, navigate the college admissions process, and complete a postsecondary education program.

Highlights of the UBMS program include structured weekly activities throughout the school year, a summer enrichment program, and a variety of field trips to college campuses, businesses, and industries among others that demonstrate real-world math and science applications. Trips to Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay or other amusement parks to learn about the science and math involved in building roller coasters and water slides or even a trip to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Alabama are possibilities for UBMS participants!

Students in the UBMS program have an opportunity to EARN MONEY! UBMS students may receive a monthly stipend when they participate in scheduled activities, school visits, and meet academic performance standards.

The limits are endless with UBMS!

Program Objectives

Participants served will have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better.

Participants will achieve at the proficient level on state assessments in reading/language arts and math.

Participants will continue in school for the next academic year at the next grade level OR will have graduated from secondary school with a regular diploma.

Participants will complete a rigorous secondary school program of study (AP, Advanced classes, or dual credit opportunities, etc.) and graduate from high school in the year they were expected to graduate upon entry into Upward Bound.

Participants will enroll in a program of post-secondary education by the fall term immediately following their high school graduation OR have a letter of acceptance but deferred enrollment until the spring semester.

Participants will attain either an Associate's or Bachelor's degree within six years following high school graduation.`

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