Published on: July 10, 2014This summer, 121 high school students from Aldine ISD are taking advantage of a program at Lone Star College-North Harris designed to help them acquire the skills and motivation to become successful, first-generation college students.
Upward Bound at LSC-North Harris, a federally-funded program which offers fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance, is hosting students from MacArthur, Nimitz, Aldine and Eisenhower High Schools.
The students are participating in tutorials and a six-week summer academic program at LSC-North Harris, with the goal of building academic skills and improving scholastic performance. Prior to the start of the program, the academic, educational and social needs of each student were assessed, and an individualized development plan was created for them.
“Although preparing students academically is the main goal of Upward Bound, it is not the only component of the program. Students also participate in cultural enrichment activities, community service events, and campus visits,” said Upward Bound program director, Vanessa Gonzales.
Students in the Upward Bound program are required to enroll in college-preparatory courses throughout high school and are provided tutorial assistance during the school year. Additionally, Upward Bound offers developmental workshops in college success skills such as time management, study skills, and career exploration.
Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.
Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community college systems in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.