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Upward Bound is a federally funded program whose goal is to motivate and provide academic assistance to eligible high school students who show promise for success in education beyond high school.

Located on the campus of Old Dominion University, the Upward Bound Program has two phases, a summer residential phase and an academic year phase. During the summer, students gain the opportunity to stay on-campus and receive intensive classroom instructions to prepare them for the upcoming school year. During the academic year phase, students attend sessions on Saturdays and receive individualized tutorial instructions designed to enhance their performance in high school classes.

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The program is offered to ninth through eleventh graders who reside in Norfolk public high schools and to its middle school students who are rising ninth graders. It is also offered to high school students who reside in Portsmouth, Virginia who attend Churchland High School and to middle school rising ninth graders who will be attending Churchland High School.

The faculty consists of local high school teachers and Old Dominion University's faculty, who also provide workshops and seminars. Old Dominion students work as