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Upward Bound Offers Unique Electives

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Area high school students are working diligently in the Upward Bound program this summer, and enjoy having unique opportunities in elective classes.

Each day, students go to a literature or math class at 8 a.m., followed by two elective options.

Japanese culture is one class offered to students, exposing them to societal norms of a different culture.

The sign language class has been working throughout the summer preparing a musical performance piece to showcase at the culmination banquet to be held Friday, July 8.

The ACT Prep and Next Step classes prepare students who are getting ready to take the ACT and those who are entering their senior year of high school who plan on going to college. A career exploration class if offered for students to learn about options for the future.

Other fun classes the students can take include theatre, yearbook, film and photography. Area professionals take time out of their day to teach students their trade and how to apply what they learn in high school as well as in the future.

Additionally, students are offered a physical training class that allows them to develop a healthy lifestyle.

The students will be on campus for five weeks as they take classes in math, science, English and various electives.

The Upward Bound program is sponsored by the Upward Bound Classic and the Upward Bound Math & Science grants. It is a way for at-risk high school to reach the ultimate goal of getting to college.