Upward Bound Programs
The Federal TRIO Programs are educational opportunity outreach programs designed to motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRiO includes six outreach and support programs targeted to serve and assist low-income, first-generation college students, and students with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to postbaccalaureate programs. Two TRiO programs are available on the campus of Lyon College: Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science.
APPLE Project Upward Bound
The APPLE (Accelerated Program of Personalized Learning and Enrichment) Project Upward Bound program provides academic and personal support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. The APPLE Project serves high school students from low-income families and from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree. The goal of the APPLE Project is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education. The Project hosts both an Academic Session and a residential Summer Session for eligible participants from target schools in Independence, Jackson, Sharp, and Stone counties.
Upward Bound Math-Science (UBMS)
The Upward Bound Math-Science program serves students from families where neither parent has achieved a bachelor's degree or who qualify as low-income. The purpose of the program is to help students achieve the academic preparation, the motivation and the confidence needed to complete high school and to successfully pursue postsecondary programs, especially in the areas of mathematics and science. Students participate in mentored research in a math or science related subject, take field trips and select from a variety of classes and activities to strengthen their preparation for college.