Upward Bound


Upward Bound Channel Islands (UBCI) is a year-round comprehensive pre-college preparatory program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The TRiO program is designed to assist students from Channel Islands High School with college readiness & planning, career exploration, social and cultural enrichment and motivation necessary to complete high school and pursue a college education. Program services and activities are free to qualifying students. Students can even earn a monthly stipend for their active participation.

The goals of UBCI are to:
  • Raise high school GPAs to a level consistent with college entry
  • Prepare students for a successful application and entry into college
  • Help students and families pursue federal financial aid and other sources of funding for college.
  • Increase students success in Higher Education


During the academic year, UBCI offers services in:
  • Academic, financial, or personal counseling and advising
  • Assistance in completing college entrance and financial aid applications
  • Financial, College and Career Saturdays Events
  • College Visits/College Fairs
  • Educational and Cultural Field Trips
  • After-school Tutoring and Mentoring
  • A summer college component designed to enrich students academic skills in a college setting
  • Bus transportation for selected events


Who can be in UBCI?

In order to qualify, students must:

  • Be enrolled in 9-12 grade at Channel Islands High School
  • Be a potential first generation college student AND/OR come from a home where the family meets the federal income level eligibility requirements. Refer to Federal TRIO Program chart for Annual Income levels.
  • A U.S. citizen or have intentions to become a permanent resident.
  • Demonstrate a desire to do their best in school and to go on to college after high school graduation.
  • Complete and submit the entire UBCI application and its required documents.
Once in the program, UBCI students are expected to:
  • Be in school and on time every day.
  • Attend tutoring as assigned
  • Check the UBCI website on a regular basis for Announcements, Calendar of events, and other activities at www.lnescoxnard.org.
  • Attend all parent and student meetings.
  • Attend the six-week summer academy.
Are you ready to apply?

Download an application packet OR drop by the UBCI office at Channel Islands High School, Room 45A.