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The University of Texas at BrownsvilleandTexas Southmost College

“Not Your Typical High School Graduate”

Upward Bound Math & Science Program

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education


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Successfully Transitioning Studentsinto a Post-Secondary Institution

  • Advance Placement Exam (AP)

  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

  • Concurrent Enrollment

  • Dual Enrollment

95%

88%

80%

73%

“Not Your Typical High School Graduate”


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What is CLEP?

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate college level achievement through a program of exams in undergraduate college courses.

95%

88%

80%

73%

“Not Your Typical High School Graduate”


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What is Concurrent Enrollment?

95%

88%

A process by which a high school student is enrolled in a college course and receives college credit.

80%

73%

“Not Your Typical High School Graduate”


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What is Dual Enrollment?

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88%

A process by which a high school student is simultaneously enrolled in both a high school and college course and receives credit for both.

80%

73%

“Not Your Typical High School Graduate”


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What is the purpose ofDual Enrollment?

  • To provide high school students an opportunity to acquire university credit while attending high school

  • To prepare students for post-secondary studies geared towards a four- year degree and beyond

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88%

80%

73%

“Not Your Typical High School Graduate”


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Dual EnrollmentAdvantages for Students

  • Eases the transition from high school to college

  • Allows time to adjust to rigorous academic expectations while in a familiar setting

  • Courses count toward Distinguished Achievement Program (DAP)

  • Opportunity for motivated students to complete their 1st year of college or earn an Associate’s Degree prior to high school graduation

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88%

80%

73%

“Not Your Typical High School Graduate”


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Dual EnrollmentAdvantages for Parents

$$ Each dual enrollment course costs $5

$$Save on tuition & fees, books, housing, and other expenses

$$Students live at home while gaining college experience

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88%

80%

73%

“Not Your Typical High School Graduate”


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Student Test Score RequirementsAcademic Courses

  • Sophomore & Junior Level TAKS:

    • ELA: 2200 with writing score of 3 and/or

    • Math: 2200

  • Passing scores on other exams such as:

    • THEA, COMPASS, ACCUPLACER, SAT, ACT, ASSET

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88%

80%

73%

“Not Your Typical High School Graduate”


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Student Test Score RequirementsTechnical Courses

Students are waived from the testing requirement when the course is part of a

Level I Certificate Program at UTB/TSC

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88%

80%

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“Not Your Typical High School Graduate”


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Dual EnrollmentCourse Offering by School

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“Not Your Typical High School Graduate”


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Upward Bound Math & Science“Not Your Typical High School Graduate”

Best

Practice

&

Effective

Strategic

Planning


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Upward Bound Math & Science“Not Your Typical High School Graduate”

Target Population

  • Low Income and/or First Generation College Students

  • Citizens of the United States or Permanent Resident Aliens

  • High School Students at:

    • San Benito Consolidated Independent School District

    • Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District

    • Brownsville Independent School District (Lopez & Rivera High School)

95%

88%

80%

73%

Serving First Generation and/or Low Income Students


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Upward Bound Math & Science“Not Your Typical High School Graduate”

Academic Component Services

  • College & Career Lunch Meetings

  • Saturday Enrichment Workshops

  • THEA & SAT Test Preparation

  • Dual & Concurrent Enrollment at UTB/TSC

  • Community Service Events

  • Field Experience Trips

  • Parent Meetings

  • One-to-One & Group Tutoring

95%

88%

80%

73%

Serving First Generation and/or Low Income Students


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Upward Bound Math & Science“Not Your Typical High School Graduate”

Summer Component Services

  • Summer Enrichment Courses

  • Concurrent Enrollment at UTB/TSC

  • One-to-One & Group Tutoring

  • Supplemental Instruction

  • Field Experience Trips

  • Annual Banquet

95%

88%

80%

73%

Serving First Generation and/or Low Income Students


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Upward Bound Math & Science“Not Your Typical High School Graduate”

THEA Test Passing Rate

by UBMS Seniors

95%

88%

80%

73%

Serving First Generation and/or Low Income Students


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Upward Bound Math & Science“Not Your Typical High School Graduate”

Post-Secondary Enrollment

by UBMS Seniors while still in High School

95%

94%

73%

63%

Serving First Generation and/or Low Income Students


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Upward Bound Math & Science“Not Your Typical High School Graduate”

Average College Credit Hours Earnedby UBMS Seniors while still in High School

In 2007, 2 high school seniors graduated with an A.A. Degree prior to High School Graduation

In 2006,

1 high school senior graduated with an A.A. Degree prior to High School Graduation

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26

17

10

Serving First Generation and/or Low Income Students


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Upward Bound Math & Science“Not Your Typical High School Graduate”

Tuition & Fees Cost Savings by UBMS Seniors

$83,504

$68,420

$29,644

$23,007

Serving First Generation and/or Low Income Students


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Upward Bound Math & Science“Not Your Typical High School Graduate”

Scholarships Received by Graduating Class

$454,710

$402,475

$246,214

$130,911

Serving First Generation and/or Low Income Students


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Upward Bound Math & Science“Not Your Typical High School Graduate”

Post-Secondary Enrollment by Graduating Class

100%

100%

93%

91%

Serving First Generation and/or Low Income Students


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Closing the Gaps by 2015

Thank You!

Upward Bound Math & Science Program

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

2007 Star Award Finalist


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