Student Handbook
Student Handbook


Upward Bound 


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 summer component. 


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.  


The 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.  

Throughout 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. 


For more information about the program, visit or call the Upward Bound Program office located at Building P-4, (956)721.5388.