Academic Year Program
Students receive services by USD staff members such as academic/financial advising, tutoring and various culturally enriching activities during the academic school year.
- Tutoring in all subjects after school at both Kearny(3:30 - 5:00pm) and the Upward Bound office (5:45 - 7:45pm).
- Assistance with college and financial aid applications.
- Opportunity to visit various University campuses such as UCLA, CSU Long Beach, USC, and many more.
- Preparation for college entrance exams (SAT I / II and ACT).
During the five week summer residential program, students reside at USD and are immersed in the college experience.
- Professional USD staff members direct all activities.
- College students provide guidance, counseling, and tutoring as Resident Advisors.
- Students complete as many as 4 classes to prepare for the upcoming academic year (English, Math, Science, Foreign Lang, Senior Seminar, and electives).
- Participants take part in Educational / Cultural fieldtrips once a week such as SD Padre game, SD Zoo USC campus tour, Balboa Park, and Mission Bay Aquatics.