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Upward Bound Program Launching at Alameda Intl HS

Upward Bound Program Launching at Alameda International Jr./Sr. High School
Posted on 11/16/2022
Alameda International Jr. Sr. High School

Original article published on Mines Newsroom, "Colorado School of Mines to launch Upward Bound Math Science Program."

Colorado School of Mines and Jeffco Public Schools’ Alameda International Junior/Senior High School are launching a new federally-funded college preparatory program to encourage more low-income and first-generation students in Colorado to continue their post-secondary education by helping them strengthen their skills in math and science. As part of the program, two Mines employees will be embedded at Alameda, leading instruction and activities on site for 60 students.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s TRIO Programs, Upward Bound Math Science (UBMS) at Mines will provide academic support, test and college preparation, and summer programming for high school freshmen through seniors interested in science, technology, engineering and math to prepare them for post-secondary studies. This is the first federal TRIO program administered by Mines, one of the top STEM universities in the U.S.

“Mines is excited to play a vital role in Alameda student success and even more excited to see these students go on and be successful in college,” said Lori Kester, associate vice provost of enrollment management. “As the top STEM institution in the state, Mines has an important role to play in encouraging more students from all backgrounds to pursue secondary education in STEM, here at Mines or at any other institution of higher education in the Centennial State. Through this new program, Mines is taking a big step forward in leading the charge on how to help high school students with math and science.”

“We are thrilled to partner with Colorado School of Mines to increase future opportunities for our students,” said Susie Van Scoyk, principal of Alameda International Jr./Sr. High School. “This partnership exemplifies Jeffco’s commitment for all students to graduate with the knowledge and skills for postsecondary life – this includes exploration of career, academic and postsecondary opportunities; academic, technical and professional skill development aligned with business and industry needs; and matriculation and postsecondary workforce success.”

Read the full article on Mines Newsroom, "Colorado School of Mines to launch Upward Bound Math Science Program."

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