Who We Serve

The Upward Bound program serves three high schools in Wise County and Dickenson County. These schools are Ridgeview High School, Eastside High School, and Central High School. To qualify for Upward Bound, students must meet at least one of two criteria:


  • Come from a family where neither parent has earned a four-year college degree, or

  • The family taxable income must be below the income levels set by the federal government.


Interested ninth, tenth, eleventh or twelfth grade students should complete an Upward Bound application, have a teacher recommendation and high school transcripts sent to the Upward Bound office. Information packets may be picked up at guidance counselor offices or by contacting the Upward Bound office.