Summer Academy

June 7, 2015 - July 17, 2015

Fort Lewis Campus

TRiO Upward Bound's Summer Academy is a five-week residential program at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado and a one-week college tour (a total of six weeks.)  Students live in the dorms during the week (go home on weekends,) eat in the dining halls, take "college-like" clases, participate in work experience, and go on field trips.  Week six is a college tour visiting a 8-10 colleges in Colorado.

Everything about Upward Bound is completely FREE to our students!  Similar programs cost parents $2500-$12,000

  • Mandatory six-weeks of rigorous hands-on-learning in math, science, literature, and foreign language. The total classroom hours for the summer academy are usually worth one elective credit at target schools.
  • Exciting recreational activities that include raft trips, rock climbing, rope courses, camping, and cultural enrichment trips.
  • Career exploration programs and internships.
  • A summer stipend based on the student's grades in summer academy courses, participation in activities, and attitude during the summer program.
  • Colorado College Tour is scheduled so all students may visit campuses around the state.
  • Students have dorm leaders and adult supervision during the entire Summer Academy.
  • Summer Academy is for students currently enrolled in Upward Bound. UB serves high school students attending Durango, Ignacio, and Cortez schools.

Benefits of Summer Academy