Upward Bound


For more information on Upward Bound or how to apply, contact the UB office located in the North College Center at Mineral Area College. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Upward Bound Staff

Mineral Area College
P.O. Box 1000
Park Hills, MO 63601
(573) 518-2156
(573) 518-2168 FAX  

Rebecca Neighbors, Director
(573) 518-2212

Michelle Dane, Academic Advisor
Bismarck, Farmington, West County
(573) 518-2187

Connie Hester, Academic Advisor
Fredericktown, Valley of Caledonia
(573) 518-3827

Dane Korenak, Academic Advisor
Central, North County
(573) 518-2363

Melissa Stetina, Academic Advisor
Arcadia Valley, Kingston, Potosi
(573) 518-2394

Weekly Meeting Schedule

Check back soon for an updated meeting schedule.

Bus Schedule

April Bus Schedule

Calendars for 2020-2021

Upward Bound 1 Calendar

Upward Bound 2 Calendar


The following students are eligible to apply to the Upward Bound program:

  • Students in 8th, 9th, or 10 grade in participating school districts.

To apply for Upward Bound at Mineral Area College you must be student from:

  • Any St. Francois County School
  • Arcadia Valley
  • Fredericktown
  • Kingston
  • Potosi
  • Valley

To apply, talk to your high school counselor or call the Upward Bound office at (573) 518-2156.

Choosing a Good Road - High School Success

This book is used during Weekly Meetings to help students develop those skills that are essential for both high school and college success.

College Preparation

If you would like to apply to college online, here are links to applications at some popular schools:

Career Exploration

Financial Aid

ACT Prep

Study Aids

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Summer Registration Night will be held May 27th. More info to come!

Summer 2021 Program Dates:

  • June 7th to July 16th
  • Summer trip July 13th to July 16th


Upward Bound has an alert system that can contact registered individuals by text, e-mail or phone call. The system is used to maintain good communication for our students, parents / guardians. Click on the image below to get the directions to add, update and remove information.