What Is Upward Bound?
The Upward Bound at Dixie State University is a pre-college academic program designed to provide qualifying high school students with the motivation, skills and support necessary to obtain a college degree. Funded by the United States Department of Education, Upward Bound was established at Dixie State University in 1983. We currently serve 90 students from Washington County high schools.
The goal of the Upward Bound program is to provide students with educational, cultural, and social experiences that will help prepare them to enter and succeed in college. In order to achieve this, Upward Bound offers academic advising, after-school tutoring, study skills workshops and other enrichment opportunities through seminars, weekly meetings, and program activities. Dixie State University Upward Bound currently serves students at Dixie, Desert Hills, Enterprise, Hurricane, Pine View and Snow Canyon high schools.