Eligibility Requirements

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Criteria for Acceptance:

  • Referral from Guidance Counselor
  • GPA between 2.5 and 4.0
  • Potential for College Placement
  • Interest in math, science, or technology

In order to participate in the Virginia Highlands Community College Upward Bound Program students must be enrolled at one of the following high schools: Virginia High (City of Bristol, Virginia), Chilhowie High or Northwood High (Smyth County), Holston High or Patrick Henry High (Washington County). These schools are the five targeted by the program and are in this particular program's service region. If you or your child does not attend one of these schools, please consult local education sources to see if an Upward Bound program is operating in your area.

Student Commitment:

  • Maintain a 3.0 semester GPA
  • Attend weekly after-school meetings
  • Participate in cultural field trips, end of summer trips, and program workshops
  • Attend the six-week Summer-On-Campus Program