Omaha high school students are eligible for the Math and Science Center if the following requirements are met:
If the student is enrolled in the 9th, 10th, 11th grade and has successfully passed Algebra I and one science course (chemistry, biology, or physics) with a grade of C or higher in both classes
If the student has academically demonstrated the desire to attend a post- secondary institution (student holds a G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher).
If the student has demonstrated an interest in a math, science, or technology related field (shown by their math and science grades, honors and/or extracurricular activities).
If the students is first generation (neither parent has had a four-year collegedegree)
If the student meets the U.S. Department of Education income guidelines.
Applications are available through the Guidance Office at area high schools or online at the Upward Bound Math and Science Center website. If you have any additional questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the Senior Academic Advisor (Deidra Devers) at (402) 280-3454.
Upward Bound Math and Science conducts a six-week summer residential session. Students stay in one of the Creighton residence halls, attend classes, and are exposed to various facts of life on a college campus. Curriculum emphasis is on subject matter enrichment, development of critical thinking and analytical skills, computer literacy, utilization of the library resources and the development of a research project.
End of the summer trip-Students visit colleges out of state and are exposed to various activities and events in different cities throughout the U.S. Cities previously visited included: Orlando, Chicago, Denver, Albuquerque, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Virginia, Maryland, and California.