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2021 Virtual Summer Program

  • This summer, you can choose from 4 different paths. The formatting is much like the 2020 summer program.

  • The deadline to apply is Friday, March 19, 2021

PATH DEFINITIONS

  • Path 1 - Academic Classes Only (all grades)

    • Wednesday, May 26 through Thursday, July 1

    • 2 classes per day, 4 days per week (Monday through Thursday)

      • Period 1 = 830AM-930AM

      • Period 2 = 935AM -1035AM

    • Successful Completion Stipend up to $180 ($60 for each of May, June, and July)

  • Path 2 - Academic Classes + Work Study (all grades)

    • Wednesday, May 26 through Thursday, July 1

    • 3 classes per day, 4 days per week (Monday through Thursday)

      • Period 1 = 830AM-930AM

      • Period 2 = 935AM -1035AM

      • Work Study = 1045AM-1200PM

    • Successful Completion Stipend up to $900 ($300 for each of May, June, and July)

  • Path 3 - Bridge Program Only (current seniors only)

    • Tuesday, June 1 through Friday, June 25

    • Human Biology - offered through Carson-Newman University

      • This class is a work on your own at your own pace. Submit items weekly to your professor. This is not a Monday through Thursday class, you can expect to work 7 days a week in this class.

    • 3 college credit hours

    • Successful Completion Stipend up to $60

    • You must have applied to Carson-Newman University by or on the date of application to the 2021 Virtual Summer Program.

  • Path 4 - Bridge Program + Work Study (current seniors only)

    • Wednesday, May 26 through Thursday, July 1

    • 1 class per day, 4 days per week (Monday through Thursday)

    • Human Biology - offered through Carson-Newman University

      • This class is a work on your own at your own pace. Submit items weekly to your professor. This is not a Monday through Thursday class, you can expect to work 7 days a week in this class.

    • 3 college credit hours

    • Successful Completion Stipend up to $900 ($300 for each of May, June, and July)

    • You must have applied to Carson-Newman University by or on the date of application to the 2021 Virtual Summer Program.

VIRTUAL SUMMER PROGRAM Q & A

  1. How many days am I allowed to miss? Students can miss up to 4 days. Any student who misses more than 4 days (for any reason) will not receive a successful completion stipend.

  2. If I go on vacation, can I complete my classes from there? Absolutely! Classes are virtual so students may attend classes while on vacation as long as they follow regular protocol.

  3. How much will each absence reduce my stipend? There are 23 days in summer program this year. So if you are seeking the $900 career work study stipend and are on Path 2, $900/20=$45.00 per full day absence. All absences will result in a stipend reduction regardless of the reason for the absence.

  4. What if I have to miss class due to attending college orientation? Upward Bound does not reduce a stipend for an absence accrued to attend a college orientation. The student must provide proof of their attendance. However, this absence will count towards the maximum number of absences allowed (4).

  5. What if I only need to miss one class? For Path 2, your stipend will be reduced $15.00 for each academic class absence and $15.00 for each career work study absence.

  6. Am I required to share my Zoom webcam? Yes! No share or not in frame= no credit!

  7. Do I need a laptop, PC, or Chromebook for summer program? Yes! Students cannot participate via a cellphone due to safety reasons, nor can they participate from moving cars. They must be at a workstation, on a laptop, pc, or Chromebook and actively participating. 

  8. What does successful completion mean? This means you are in good standing with the program and satisfied the grade and attendance requirements for the virtual summer program.

  9. Am I required to score a specific grade to get my stipend? Yes! Students are required to score a cumulative average of 80% in their classes. Those who don't score an 80% will not receive a stipend.

  10. What score must I achieve in the bridge class to get my stipend? Any senior who is accepted into the bridge program must score a C or higher to receive their stipend. Those students who do not score a C, will not receive a stipend.

  11. What happens if my internet goes out and I can't log in to class? If this happens, contact your Education Specialist immediately. You will be given a class packet to complete that day/night and submit the next morning. If this packet isn't submitted on time, you will receive an absence for the class.

RULES TO FOLLOW

In addition to the 2020/2021 Student Handbook which can be found here, we will follow this addendum.

  1. Participation is required.

  2. Treat everyone with respect.

  3. Be on time! 3 minutes or more = late/tardy. (15 minutes or more = absence for that class).

  4. 4 tardies = 1/2 day absence.

  5. Missing one class = 1/2 day absence

  6. Missing more than one class = 1 whole day absence

  7. Students may be absent up to 4 days during virtual summer program. Any student missing more than 4 days will not receive a successful completion stipend.

  8. Students can participate and complete their class and assignments from other locations, such as while on vacation etc, as long as they follow all the protocols listed on this page (1-12).

  9. Tutoring will be available Monday through Thursday for those students who need it.

  10. Students are expected to share their webcam with a complete and visible screenshot of their face. No share = no credit! Sharing only a portion of the head  = no credit!

  11. Students may use virtual backgrounds if they wish as long as they are not distracting. If asked to change the background, the student is expected to do so.

  12. Pay attention and participate. Anyone found to be off task, not paying attention, not participating, disturbing class, etc. will be asked to meet with their Education Specialist and the Program Manager via an online meeting. The student's continuation in the virtual summer program will be discussed at this time.

  13. Be in a well lit room at a desk or other type of table (no lying in bed, etc).

  14. Class times are as follows:

    • Period 1 = 830AM-930AM

    • Period 2 = 935AM-1035AM

    • Period 3 (Work Study) = 1045AM-1200PM

    • Bridge Work-Study = 815AM-930AM (this class is for bridge students only).

  15. Grades and attendance are kept in Thinkwave.

  16. Students will be given a Thinkwave account and should monitor his or her own performance.

  17. Turn assignments in on time! All late assignments will be levied with a mandatory 50% reduction in grade. (So, if an assignment is turned in late and the student scored a 90%, they will receive a 45% by default). Homework assignments will be limited this year, but students should expect a few homework assignments.

  18. Loaned technology (Chromebooks, laptops, etc) must be in good working condition with no damage when returned. This will be verified when they are returned.

  19. Successful Completion Stipend = student is in good standing, received a cumulative score of 80% or higher in their classes, scored a C or higher if in the bridge program, and met the attendance requirements.  

2020 Eagle Day Schedule

  • September 19

  • October 17

  • November 14

  • December 5

  • January 16

  • February 13

  • March 13

  • April 3

  • May 1

Student Government Association

The Upward Bound SGA is an important part of the program, providing leadership experience to those students involved. SGA responsibilities include being an active member of the program, providing feedback to the director of programs, providing assistance to the education specialists, recruitment, displaying commitment and interest in the program, being a positive role model for other students, and ensuring the integrity of the Upward Bound SGA constitution. The SGA consists of a president, vice president, secretary, and six senators. All elected officers and senators will sign a contract with the director of programs.

Members (2020/2021)

President: DJ Nyberg

Vice President: Trevor Hembree

Secretary: Amanda Hall

Senators: Lisbet Olivos (Grainger High), Trevor Mcpeek (Cherokee High), Amber Atkins (Scott High), Destiny Morrison (Coalfield School), Julie McFadden (Sunbright School).

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