The Upward Bound Program at Laredo College (LC) is a college preparatory
program designed to develop the academic and social skills of low income and/or
first generation students. The program’s objectives are to improve
students’ high school grade point average, increase standardized test scores,
assist with financial aid and scholarship forms, and provide assistance in
applying for college admission. Students who participate in the Upward Bound
Program must make a commitment to attend classes during the academic year and
The fall and spring component consists of students attending
class on Saturdays. Instruction is offered in core subjects (reading,
English, and math). In addition, tutoring is available Monday through
Thursday in the core subjects and advanced classes (algebra I and II, geometry,
pre-calculus). Speakers from the community are invited to address
students on career opportunities exploring a variety of career choices.
summer component is a six-week program, beginning in June and ending in
July. The schedule consists of academic courses along with electives,
such as, classic short stories, creative writing, poetry and persuasive
speaking. Mandatory classes are scheduled from Monday through
Thursday. All classes are held at the Fort McIntosh Campus where students
interact in a college environment.
the academic year and the summer component, students are given the opportunity
to participate in various cultural and social events ranging from visits to
colleges/universities, historical sites, museums to theatrical performances
that enhance instruction and develop social skills.
more information about the program, visit or call the Upward Bound Program
office located at Building P-4, (956)721.5388.