Statement of Philosophy
The Upward Bound Classic pre-college program strives to create a harmonious, multicultural, educational communtiy of students with high potential who demonstrate a strong desire to acquire higher education. This educational community promotes, for both students and staff, a sense of belonging, self-pride, and an ethos of personal responsibility with a deep commitment to give back to the larger community. The educational community provides curriculum opportunities for academic accomplishment, self-governance, individual and group empowerment, as well as personal and cultural growth.
Students in the SDSU Upward Bound programs will participate in a highly motivational, experiential curriculum promoting cross-cultural understanding and global awareness through the application of intensive language development, computer technology, visual art and social science instruction. The summer residential component will provide a nurturing learning environment that stresses a holistic concern for the social, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual well being of the students.