Similar to our Upward Bound program, Upward Bound Math & Science is a federally funded TRIO program designed to help first generation, low-income students graduate high school and enroll in the college of their choice. In this program, the Middle Georgia Center for Academic Excellence places a much heavier emphasis on math, science, and other STEM-related subjects.
Our goal is to help students graduate from high school, get accepted in their college of choice, and graduate with a degree in a STEM discipline. This program is not just for students who have particularly high STEM aptitudes – we also want students who are interested in math and science but may not be living up to their potential. STEM-focused careers are more in-demand than ever, and they are a wonderful path to success for students willing to put in the work. With this in mind, we hope to create a culture of interested students who want to participate and improve.
This program is hosted exclusively out of Westside High School. The Middle Georgia Center for Academic Excellence is appreciative of their support, as well as the support of the Bibb County Board of Education. We are also thankful for Middle Georgia State University’s generosity in allowing us access to their campuses and professors.