Upward Bound is a dynamic college preparatory program designed to motivate and prepare selected students for the successful pursuit of a college education. Upward Bound challenges students to develop the skills, study habits, discipline, and attitude necessary to be successful in high school and college. Students recognize and develop their potential to excel academically!
There is no cost for the program and the following services are free of charge.
Upward Bound serves 50 students from Norristown and Pottstown High School through the Summer Academy and Academic Year programs. Selected students enroll starting in the ninth grade and continue in the program through graduation from high school. All selected students are expected to participate for four years and attend college after high school graduation. Students are encouraged to apply to the college that they are interested in attending.
Completed applications should be returned to your school counselor or mailed to
TRIO Upward Bound Program
Student Success Center
Montgomery County Community College
340 DeKalb Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Form for Student's Records
C. Nicole Henderson
Pottstown West Campus
Nancy M. Saladik
Pottstown School District
Ronald W. Whitaker II
Upward Bound Coordinator
Norristown Area School District
When Kathleen R. McElvenney was laid off from her job with an insurance company after 26 years of employment, she embraced the change as an opportunity to pursue a career she always wanted.