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UPWARD BOUND

New Student Application







Federal TRiO Program

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education

The personal information you give to the Upward Bound program is kept on file for the federal government (US Department of Education). The information is protected by the Privacy Act. No one may see the information unless they work with or for the Upward Bound project or are specifically authorized to see the information. The information is necessary to determine if you are eligible to participate in the program and helps the government to measure our success. The Department of Education has the authority to gather information to help make Upward Bound a better program. Reasonable accommodations, including materials in an alternative format will be made for individuals with disabilities when a minimum of five working days advance notice is given. For the general public, please contact the PCC information line at 520.206.4500.



Upward Bound Program Application

DIRECTIONS:

  • Print clearly in ink.

  • Be sure to answer all questions.

  • Remember your parent/guardian’s signature is required.

  • Please submit your complete application directly to any Upward Bound-Desert Vista staff member.


PART I - STUDENT APPLICANT INFORMATION


Date:

Name:

Social Security #: High School ID #:


Email Address:

High School Currently Attending:

Current Grade Level:

Mailing Address: Street and Apt. No.

City:

State:

Zip:

Home Phone Number:

Alternative Phone Number:

Date of Birth:

Age:

Gender:

__________Male ___________Female

Citizenship:

Are you a U.S. Citizen? YES NO If NO – Are you a Permanent Resident? YES NO

r: ________________________



Ethnic Background:

____ African American or Black ____ American Indian ____ Asian/Pacific Islander

____ Hispanic ____ White ____ More than one race _____________________

____ Other ___________________________________________________________

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Who do you live with?

____Mother & Father ____ Father ____ Mother ____ Guardian ___ Other


Name of Guardian if you do not live with one of your parents: __________________________________________

What language is spoken at home? (check all that apply)
____ English ____ Spanish ____ Other______________________

Do you work or plan to work this school year and/or this summer? ____Yes ____ No
If Yes, when? _____________________________________ Where? ________________________________________________
How many hours a week? ____________


List any extracurricular activities you are involved in:

_____

_____




Student Needs Assessment


What are you favorite school subjects?

What is your grade point average?

What college or university do you plan to attend?
 Undecided


What do you plan on majoring in?
 Undecided


What kind of career or job would you like to have?

 Undecided


 Undecided

How did you find out about Upward Bound?

What type of degree do you plan to obtain? You can check more than one.
_____ High School Diploma _____ Vocational or Technical School Degree ______ Two Year/Associate Degree

_____ 4 Year College Degree _____ Masters Degree ______ Doctoral Degree

_____ Undecided



Please check all the following UB services and activities that you need or would be interested in receiving this year?
ACADEMIC SERVICES & ACTIVITIES: You can check more than one.
_____ Academic Advising and Report Card Checks

_____ Study & Test Taking Skills

_____ AIMS Test Preparation & Tutorials in: Math  English  Writing  Science  Other 

_____ Tutoring or Homework Assistance with the following core high school courses (You can check more than one):

Math  English  Science  Foreign Language  Other  ____________________________

_____ College Preparatory Instruction in English, Math, Science, and Foreign Language

_____ College Adjustment and Orientation Activities

_____ Early College Enrollment Program Information

_____ Other ___________________________________________________________________________________
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS & FINANCIAL AID SERVICES & ACTIVITIES: You can check more than one.
_____ College Awareness and Exploration

_____ College Field Trips

_____ Financial Aid Awareness and Scholarship Information

_____ College Entrance Exam (ACT/SAT) Information and Preparation

_____ College Admissions and Testing Fees

_____ Individualized Assistance with College Admissions & Financial Aid Application Process

_____ Other ___________________________________________________________________________________
OTHER SUPPORTIVE SERVICES & ACTIVITIES: You can check more than one.

______ Financial Literacy

_____ Goal-Setting and/or Self-Esteem Building

_____ Leadership & Citizenship Skills

_____ Career Awareness and Exploration

_____ Career Field Trips

_____ Cultural Awareness

_____ Community Service Opportunities

_____ Other ___________________________________________________________________________________




PERSONAL ESSAY
The personal essay is an important part of the selection process. In a 250 or more word essay discuss ONE of the following topics: Please attach additional pages if necessary.


  1. Your purpose in applying to Upward Bound Program, what you believe you will gain from the experience, and the contributions you can make to the program;

  2. What events or persons in your background have influenced you in your educational and career goals;

  3. Discuss a personal, local, national, or international issue that concerns you.

  4. What are your dreams for the future?

Please give the attached Recommendation Forms to at least two (2) teachers or counselors at your high school. Remind your teacher(s)/counselor(s) to mail or fax these forms to our office as soon as possible. They can also return completed Recommendation Forms to you in a sealed envelope to submit with this application.



PART II – RECOMMENDATION FORMS (To be completed by a Teacher)




Upward Bound

Pima Community College – Desert Vista Campus


5901 South Calle Santa Cruz

Tucson, AZ 85709-6000

Phone: (520) 206-5073 Fax: (520) 206-5206
Teacher Recommendation Form

Dear Teacher:


The student listed below is applying for admission into the Upward Bound (UB) Project of the Pima Community College, Desert Vista Campus. Your assessment of the student’s conduct, character and academic need for program services is an integral element in the admission process. Please give us your honest assessment of this student’s desire and ability to learn. Please mail the completed Recommendation Form to the address above in the self addressed stamped envelope provided with the student application. You may also return the completed Recommendation Form to the student in a sealed envelope to submit with his/her completed student application. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Upward Bound Program Office at 520-206-5073. The time and effort you have taken to complete this form is sincerely appreciated.
Student’s Name Grade Level School __________________________

Class/Course Subject: _______________________________ Current Class/Course Grade


Please place an "x" in the appropriate column for each characteristic listed below:


STUDENT CHARACTERISTICS

EXCELLENT

AVERAGE

FAIR

POOR

CONDUCT IN CLASS













WILLINGLY PARTICIPATES IN CLASS













RESPECTS OTHERS AND THEIR PROPERTY













ABILITY TO FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS













COMPLETES ASSIGNED WORK ON TIME













STUDY SKILLS/HABITS













ANALYTICAL THINKING SKILLS













MATURITY/INTEGRITY













PUNCTUALITY













EAGER TO LEARN NEW THINGS/INITIATIVE













DEMONSTRATES MOTIVATION TO COMPLETE A 6-WEEK SUMMER PROGRAM



























Please provide comments on motivation, behavior, personality, strengths or weaknesses that you feel are pertinent to the student’s performance in Upward Bound. Additional comments may be written on the back. _________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________



Teacher’s Printed Name & Title School Telephone Number


Teacher’s Signature Date



PART II – RECOMMENDATION FORMS (To be completed by Teacher or Counselor)

Upward Bound

Pima Community College – Desert Vista Campus


5901 South Calle Santa Cruz

Tucson, AZ 85709-6000

Phone: (520) 206-5073 Fax: (520) 206-5206
Teacher/Counselor Recommendation Form
Dear Teacher/Counselor:
The student listed below is applying for admission into the Upward Bound (UB) Project of the Pima Community College, Desert Vista Campus. Your assessment of the student’s conduct, character and academic need for program services is an integral element in the admission process. Please give us your honest assessment of this student’s desire and ability to learn. Please mail the completed Recommendation Form to the address above in the self addressed stamped envelope provided with the student application. You may also return the completed Recommendation Form to the student in a sealed envelope to submit with his/her completed student application. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Upward Bound Program Office at 520-206-5073. The time and effort you have taken to complete this form is sincerely appreciated.
Student’s Name Grade Level School __________________________

Class/Course Subject: _________________________________ Current Class/Course Grade


Please place an "x" in the appropriate column for each characteristic listed below:


STUDENT CHARACTERISTICS

EXCELLENT

AVERAGE

FAIR

POOR

CONDUCT IN CLASS













WILLINGLY PARTICIPATES IN CLASS













RESPECTS OTHERS AND THEIR PROPERTY













ABILITY TO FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS













COMPLETES ASSIGNED WORK ON TIME













STUDY SKILLS/HABITS













ANALYTICAL THINKING SKILLS













MATURITY/INTEGRITY













PUNCTUALITY













EAGER TO LEARN NEW THINGS/INITIATIVE













DEMONSTRATES MOTIVATION TO COMPLETE A 6-WEEK SUMMER PROGRAM



























Please provide comments on motivation, behavior, personality, strengths or weaknesses that you feel are pertinent to the student’s performance in Upward Bound. Additional comments may be written on the back.



____________________________________________________________________________________________

Teacher’s/Counselor’s Printed Name & Title School Telephone Number


Teacher’s/Counselor’s Signature Date






PART III – Upward Bound Parent Application (To Be Completed by Parent/Guardian):

Upward Bound

Pima Community College – Desert Vista Campus


5901 South Calle Santa Cruz

Tucson, AZ 85709-6000

Phone: (520) 206-5073 Fax: (520) 206-5206

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Your child has indicated an interest in participating with the Upward Bound program. This program is a free college preparatory program for high school students funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Upward Bound is designed to strengthen the academic skills of high school students and help them pursue postsecondary degrees after high school graduation.
Year-round services provided by Upward Bound include:


  • Academic advising from Upward Bound staff; After school tutorial services during the school year to strengthen academic skills and prepare students for success at the college level

  • A 6-week summer instructional component that is designed to simulate a college-going experience that includes daily coursework in English, math, science, and foreign language as well as other related activities such as field trips and special events

  • Individual assistance with college admissions and financial aid application process during the school year

  • Field trips to college campuses, career exploration and cultural enrichment activities

Upward Bound participants must meet the following criteria:




  • Indicate an interest in attending college

  • Demonstrate academic need

  • Qualify as Low Income and/or Potential First Generation College Graduate (neither parent has received a 4-year degree)

    • Commit to remain active in Upward Bound until high school graduation

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident.

Please complete this application and return with your child’s Student Application to: Upward Bound, Pima Community College, Desert Vista Campus, 5901 South Calle Santa Cruz,Tucson, AZ 85709-6000 or fax to (520) 206-5206 or call our office at (520) 206-5073 to schedule an appointment with an Upward Bound staff member. All completed applications will be reviewed and eligible applicants contacted within 21 days for a Student & Parent Interview with program staff.


Thank you for your interest in the Upward Bound program. Please call me at (520) 206-5073 if you have any questions or need additional assistance.
Sincerely,

Daniel Pacheco

Project Director, Upward Bound


PART III – UB Parent Application (To Be Completed by Parent/Guardian):








Student’s Name:

Current School & Grade Level:

Mother’s/Guardian’s Name:

Father’s/Guardian’s Name:


Mother’s/Guardian’s Address:

Father’s /Guardian’s Address:

Mother’s /Guardian’s Home Phone Number:

Father’s /Guardian’s Home Phone Number:

Mother’s /Guardian’s Cell Phone Number:

Father’s /Guardian’s Cell Phone Number:

Mother’s /Guardian’s Work Number:

Father’s /Guardian’s Work Number:

  1. Did the student’s MOTHER graduate from college with a 4-year degree? NO YES

(within the United States)

  1. Did the student’s FATHER graduate from college with a 4-year degree? NO YES

(within the United States)



Number of people living in your household?
What is your household’s most recent TAXABLE* income level?

*Taxable income is less than adjusted income and is located on page 2 of most tax return forms.


ALL OF THE INFORMAITON ON THIS FORM IS TRUE AND COMPLETE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDE.
_____________________________________________ __________

Parent’s/Guardian’s Signature Date


IMPORTANT: Please attach a copy of your MOST RECENT U.S. Income Tax Form in order to verify annual taxable income along with a COPY of the students Social Security Card or Permanent Resident Card for verification of residency.
RELEASE OF SCHOOL RECORDS
I authorize the Upward Bound Program of the Pima Community College, Desert Vista Campus to access and/or receive copies of my student’s academic transcripts, grade reports, report cards, AIMS scores, and any other academic information and test results necessary to complete the program’s application process.
_____________________________________________ __________

Parent’s/Guardian’s Signature Date


Student’s Name: ______________________________________ Social Security #: _______________________________
School: _____________________________________________







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