Polk Upward Bound


The Upward Bound program at Rockmart and Cedartown High Schools serves 60 students each year with the goal of holistic student success both within and after high school. Our program focuses on serving students within a rural community and meeting their specific and unique needs. Our program offers both virtual and in person services to offer flexible options for our students. Services we offer during the school year include: SAT/ACT Prep, student advising and mentoring, 24/7 tutoring, leadership workshops, motivational workshops, STEM camps, wellness workshops, college and financial aid application assistance, scholarship application assistance, and so much more. During the summer we offer a 6 week summer program that is intended to prepare students for the next school year, as well as increase knowledge of college going processes and cultural awareness. Our overall goal is to graduate students from high school who will be successful during college and following college graduation. If you are interested in joining us go to our “interested students” page to find out how to apply! 


Polk Upward Bound News

  • Zy Harshaw

    Zy Harshaw Nominated for National Student Leadership Congress

    KSU Upward Bound Student Zykarius Harshaw has been selected to participate in the Council for Opportunity in Education’s 31st Annual National Student Leadership Congress.

  • KSU TRIO Student Studying

    KSU TRIO Programs’ ACT Boot Camp Helps Local High School Students Get Into College And Succeed In Life

    Kennesaw State University’s TRIO Programs are hosting an ACT Test Prep Boot Camp that aims to not only prepare high school students for the big test that will determine their...

  • KSU Student Flying Drone

    KSU TRIO Upward Bound Gives High Schoolers Boost With Summer Program of Drones

    Kayla Linard stood high in the balcony of the Kennesaw State University gymnasium in Marietta, Georgia, holding a white remote control device. Down on the gym floor, fellow stu...

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