Weeks two through four and six of the 2019 Summer Program take place in the classroom. Students spend Monday through Thursday 9:30-12:00 learning new techniques and concepts in core subjects, such as English, math, science, and foreign language. Local teachers specialized in core subjects proctor lessons, give lectures, and remain available to aid students throughout the week. This year students are learning algebra and calculus in math, diseases in science, writing essays and paraphrasing in English, and American Sign Language.
From 12-12:30, Lunch is provided to students from local vendors and restaurants. After lunch from 12:30-2:00 students have optional time to work on their online classes. During this time they can get help from the teachers and resources available.
There are several reasons why students participate in an online college class during the summer. The main three reasons include becoming familiar with technology, earning college credit, and getting a headstart. By the time this generation of students reaches college, many of their classes will be online. For this reason, it is essential to familiarize students with the rapidly growing database of technology. By participating in online college courses, students have the opportunity to earn college credit and get a headstart on their credits to graduate.
The in-class learning techniques that take place during the Upward Bound Summer Program help students retain useful knowledge throughout the summer better preparing them for school come fall semester. Summer Programs allow students to expand their knowledge in core subjects while also participating in fun events and having a great summer.