Welcome to the Upward Bound website. You have made a wise decision to seek admission to the Upward Bound Program. Your interest in Upward Bound means that you would like to attend college after you graduate from high school. Graduation from high school and college are significant accomplishments for you, your family and your community. Upward Bound can help you with your academic work, assist you in gaining college admissions, and prepare you for a successful future.

With special thanks to the Department of Education for their 2012-17 support in the annual amount of $250,000, Upward Bound provides fundamental support to low income, first-generation college bound high school students. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their pre-college performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits.

The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from post-secondary education institutions. Services we provide include a Summer Academy at College of the Canyons, mentoring and tutoring, academic and career advisement, cultural and recreational activities.


Contact Information:

 Director: Belinda Acuña
 Office: Hasley 351
 Phone: 661.362.3329
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The College of the Canyons Upward Bound Program is funded from 2012-2017 entirely from the U.S. Department of Education in the amount of $250,000 annually.

College of the Canyons does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability or veteran status in provision of educational programs and services or employment opportunities and benefits in accordance with requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. This policy extends to both employment by and admission to the College. Inquiries and charges of violation concerning any of the above reference policies should be directed to the EEO Officer in College of the Canyons' Human Resources Office. 


Upward Bound
College of the Canyons, Academic Affairs
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355