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Summer Academy for Creative Studies 2017

Upward Bound’s Summer Academy provides students
an opportunity to gain valuable, first-hand experience in college life through a six-week stay at the Penn State University Park campus.  While on campus, students attend college-preparatory classes and participate in educational, cultural, and community activities.

Summer Academy Important Dates 2017

  • Saturday, June 10 - Students Arrive
  • Wednesday, July 19 - Cultural Trip
  • Thursday, July 20 - Cultural Trip
  • Friday, July 21 - Students Depart 9:00 a.m. for Home


Courses offered:

  • Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science
  • Mathematics: Algebra I and II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-calculus, Calculus, Statistics
  • Critical Reading & Writing
  • English Language Learning Support
  • World Languages
  • Senior Seminar
  • College & Career Prep
  • Improvisation and Innovation

Additional activities include:

  • College Fair
  • Campus visits
  • Educational and cultural field trips
  • Recreational activities
  • Leadership development opportunities



"I want to achieve success. I cannot achieve everything in life by myself.  I am here to gain help in my academic performance.  I am here because I care about my future."         - Upward Bound Student