Upward Bound


The Monroe County Community College Upward Bound Program is a college preparatory program for Jefferson High School students who are low income and/or who would be first generation college graduates. Upward Bound provides students with the opportunity to develop the motivation, skills, and confidence in their ability to succeed in high school and a post-secondary program. We provide after school tutoring, a variety of cultural and social field trips, SAT prep, and academic counseling at NO COST to our students. Upward Bound is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and Monroe County Community College. As one of only three Upward Bound programs in the entire county, we are very excited to be able to provide these services to the students at Jefferson High School.
The mission of the Monroe County Community College Upward Bound program is to assist students in grades nine through twelve in the successful completion of high school and to prepare them for post-secondary education by providing academic support, college preparation, social, cultural and career exploration.



Monroe County Community College Upward Bound Program is a federally funded program. Students are selected based on the following criteria established by the U.S. Department of Education:

  1. Student has completed the eighth grade.
  2. Student is/or will be in grade 9 or 10 at Jefferson High School. 
  3. Student is interested in attending a college/university after high school graduation.
  4. The student’s parent or legal guardian(s) has not graduated with a four-year degree or higher from a college/university AND/OR 
  5. The student’s parent or legal guardian meets program income requirements.  Income requirements are based on the percentage of high income and low income students currently participating in the school’s Upward Bound Program.

You can view additional information about the Upward Bound program here: https://www.monroeccc.edu/upward-bound
We are currently accepting applications for the Upward Bound program. APPLY ONLINE HERE: https://upwardboundmccc.smapply.io/