From June 17 to July 26, high school students from Fond du Lac and Horace Mann High Schools will make Marian University their home, while participating in a series of academic and enrichment experiences as a part of the Upward Bound Math and Science (UMBS) Program.
The UBMS program will provide a wide range of free services to local students in an effort to enable them to continually persist towards high school graduation and pursue a college education.
During these summer sessions, students will receive daily educational instruction from local college educators in mathematics, English, physics, biology, and chemistry. Additionally, they will be involved in various workshops on financial planning, personal development, career exploration, tutoring and college entrance preparation. Occasionally, students will participate in college visits, local company tours, field experiments and other scholastic activities.
UBMS is a federally funded college readiness program that provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance.
The program's ultimate goal is to increase the rate at which participants complete high school education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of post-secondary education.
"With the UBMS program, Marian University wants to ensure that existing barriers between local students and the choice to pursue a college education are removed," said Garry Moise, Director of the UBMS program at Marian University.
Program participants are students recruited through their local public schools who will enter grades nine through 12 in the fall. Parents and students may still contact the UBMS administrative staff at Marian, or their respective school principals to learn how to sign up for this year's summer sessions.
For more information about the UBMS program, visit www.marianuniversity.edu/ubms; call 923-8959.