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, Administrative Assistant
Valley of Caledonia
(573) 518-2156

Chad Majeske, Academic Advisor
Central, North County
(573) 518-3827

Darlene Pogue, Academic Advisor
(573) 518-2248

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

Weekly Meeting Schedule

School Day Start Time Pick Up Time
Arcadia Valley - JAG Room Wednesday 3:10 p.m. 4:40 p.m.
Bismarck - Lab next to Library Wednesday 3:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
Central - ITV Lab Wednesday 3:10 p.m. 4:40 p.m.
Farmington - Room 109 Tuesday & Thursday 3:15 p.m. 4:45 p.m.
Fredericktown - Library Tuesday 2:55 p.m. 4:25 p.m.
Kingston - Jr. High Computer Lab  Tuesday 3:10 p.m. 4:40 p.m.
North County - Room 513 Tuesday & Thursday 2:50 p.m. 4:20 p.m.
Potosi - Room 24 Monday & Thursday 3:05 p.m. 4:35 p.m.
Valley - Library Thursday 3:05 p.m. 4:35 p.m.
West County - Mrs. Black's Room Monday 3:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m.


Calendars for 2018/2019

Click here for the Bismarck, Central, Farmington, North County and West County calendar.

Click here for the Arcadia Valley, Fredericktown, Kingston, Potosi, and Valley 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

Informational meetings are scheduled for the following dates and times:

Location Building/Room Date Time
Kingston High School Jr. High Computer Lab February 5 6:00 p.m.
Potosi Middle School Potosi Middle School February 7 6:00 p.m.
Arcadia Valley Middle School Arcadia Valley Middle School February 11 6:00 p.m.
Fredericktown Middle School Cafeteria February 12 6:00 p.m.
Mineral Area College North College Center February 19 6:00 p.m.
Mineral Area College North College Center February 21 10:00 a.m.
Mineral Area College North College Center February 21 6:00 p.m.
Valley High School High School Library  February 21 6:00 p.m.

Cancellations due to inclement weather will be announced on 98.5 FM and rescheduled for Monday, February 26, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at MAC North College Center.

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 2018 Theme:

The Amazing Race - Compete to Complete

Teachers and Classes

  • Ms. Heflin
  • Ms. Brewer
  • Mrs. Brown-Vaughn
  • Mrs. Bryan
  • Mrs. Cavelli
  • Mr. Doss
  • Mrs. Grout
  • Mr. Heifner
  • Mrs. Hoppe
  • Mr. McCoy
  • Mr. McMahan
  • Mr. Moss
  • Mrs. Steel

Students can locate each teacher's syllabus through Google Drive.


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.