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TRiO Upward Bound at DCC

TRiO Upward Bound

..is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and has been a focal point of Danville Community College (DCC) since 1999.  The DCC TRIO Upward Bound Program is designed to assist high school students from low-income, first generation backgrounds plan and  prepare for postsecondary enrollment immediately after high school graduation.

Our Mission

Danville Community College's (DCC) TRIO Upward Bound Program serves fifty eligible high school students in the City of Danville, VA and the Pittsylvania County region.

Target high schools are Chatham High School; Dan River High School; George Washington High School; Langston Focus Center; and Galileo Magnet High School.  This program works to achieve six mandatory objectives established by the U. S. Department of Education.  Program objectives may include, but are not limited to, the development of a structured, individualized academic plan for rigorous coursework in secondary education.  This program's comprehensive plan includes evaluative services for academic achievement and increased proficiency levels as measured by state assessment tests in reading/language arts and math.  Additional services address the program objectives to ensure student success

DCC TRiO Upward Bound Program

TRiO Upward Bound Programs are federally funded precollege programs designed to assist high school students develop core academic skills and motivation necessary to succeed in college. Through DCC TRiO Upward Bound Program, high school students receive academic instruction, tutoring, and extensive preparation for postsecondary enrollment. With DCC TRO Upward Bound Program… A COLLEGE EDUCATIONAL DEGREE IS A REALITY!

DCC TRiO Upward Bound Program operates continuously throughout the year. There are two core components in which students participate:

1.  Academic Year (school year):

a. Participants meet on Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at DANVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (dates are distributed prior to each semester).

b. Participants receive academic instruction in rigorous coursework, tutorial classes, academic and personal counseling.

c. Tutoring becomes available at target schools and on DCC’s campus as indicated.

d. Participants receive a stipend bi-annually provided they are in accordance with all program requirements (Note: Stipends are not a RIGHT…they are a PRIVILEDGE!! Participants not in good standing with program enrollment do not receive a stipend payment (Additional information related to Stipends —Definition and Explanation ---located in the Program’s Student Handbook)).

2.  Summer Residential Component:

Summer Residential Component (Day Component); Summer Bridge Program; and Summer Work-study Information:

a. As part of Danville Community College’s TRiO Upward Bound Program, participants reside on a college campus during the months of June and July. Parents/Guardians and participants are notified of the summer schedule at the beginning the summer program.)

b. Participants receive 6-weeks of intensive instruction of core academic coursework. Depending on participants’ next year’s class schedule, students are enrolled in the following core courses: Math (Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus); English (Reading, Writing Skills); Science (Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry); Foreign Language (depends on student enrollment); Social Studies (History, Government); and College Placement Test Preparation (SAT/ACT/PSAT). In addition, students participate in daily tutoring, study hour, personal and career counseling.

c. Participants enjoy a variety of activities including roundtable sessions with community leaders, attendance to cultural events, recreational activities, and off-campus field trips.

d. DCC TRiO Upward Bound Summer Component’s Residential Component operates Sunday – Friday. Summer classes daily schedules are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

e. Participants receive daily meals and staff supervision throughout the program’s operation.

f. Participants receive a bi-weekly stipend in the amount of $30.00 if all program expectations are met (i.e. participation, satisfactory grades, acceptable behavior and attendance). Stipends are deducted accordingly

Summer Day Component:

a. DCC TRiO Upward Bound Program works to schedule a Summer Residential Component; however, may offer a Summer Day Program if a host residential institution is unavailable.

b. Participants receive 6-weeks of intensive instruction of core academic coursework. Depending on participants’ next year’s class schedule, students are enrolled in the following core courses: Math (Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus); English (Reading, Writing Skills); Science (Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry); Foreign Language (depends on student enrollment); Social Studies (History, Government); and College Placement Test Preparation (SAT/ACT/PSAT). In addition, students participate in daily tutoring, study hour, personal and career counseling.

c. Participants are responsible for daily transportation to and from the host institution.

d. DCC TRiO Upward Bound Summer Day Program operates Monday – Friday, 7:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

e. DCC TRiO Upward Bound Summer Day Program participants receive daily meals and staff supervision throughout the program’s daily operation.

g. Participants receive a bi-weekly stipend in the amount of $30.00 if all program expectations are met (i.e. participation, satisfactory grades, acceptable behavior and attendance). Stipends are deducted accordingly.

Summer Bridge Program:

a. Graduating seniors may enroll in college during the summer term at Danville Community College. The DCC TRiO Upward Bound Program pays up to two regular college classes (6 credits) tuition & fees, and books if participant is in good standing with program enrollment.

b. Additional costs may include Room and Board fees at the host Summer Residential institution to assist Bridge participants with long distant travel.

c. Bridge participants are required to provide own transportation to and from enrolled college.

d. Bridge participants may be eligible to receive a stipend of $30.00 bi-weekly if all requirements and academic standing is satisfactory.

e. Bridge participants required to report changes of class enrollment such as add/drop classes, swapping of classes, absenteeism, or poor grade.

f. Bridge participants are responsible for repayment of failing grades or dropping class(es) after withdrawal deadline.

Summer Work-Study Program:

a. DCC’S Upward Bound Work-Study Program is designed to provide financial support to Summer Bridge participants while enrolled in college. Through work-study, participants earn money while obtaining employment in fields related to their college major or program of study.

b. Participants are placed in job positions on-campus or off-campus of attending college. Most off-campus positions are located at private nonprofit or public agencies.

c. Participants must be interviewed for Work-study positions.

d. Participants may earn $300 per month while enrolled in summer courses (per summer semester), but that amount may be lower depending on the number of hours earned and job performance. Your FWS earnings are considered taxable income.

e. Participants’ payment and work hours depends on class schedule. Average work schedules range 10 to 15 hours a week. Work-study hours are flexible. However, EDUCATION IS THE FIRST PRIORITY!

 

Danville Community College’s TRiO Upward Bound Program Contact Information


Print the program application and all required forms or request a program application from your school’s guidance office. You may request a program application directly at the information below.

Program Office Number: (434) 797-8562

Program Fax Number: (434) 797-8543

Postal Address:

Danville Community College TRiO Upward Bound Program
1008 South Main Street, Danville, VA 24541

Electronic mail:

Dr. Robin M. Dabney, Program Director: rdabney@dcc.vccs.edu

Mrs. CarSheena Cain-Johnson, Education Support Specialist II: cjohnson@dcc.vccs.edu

Mrs. Michele Sims-Cole, Administrative & Office Specialist III: mcole@dcc.vccs.edu

1008 South Main St., Danville, VA 24541  |  434.797.2222  |  TTY: 434.797.8542  |  FAX: 434.797.8541  |  Toll-Free: 1.800.560.4291
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