COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 12

February 12, 2002

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Regional Upward Bound Mathematics and Science Program

 

The Regional Upward Bound Mathematics and Science Program is a federally funded educational program designed to introduce high school students residing in Federal Region III to mathematics and science careers. Students interested in mathematics, computer technology, and science will be encouraged to pursue preparation for careers in mathematics and science. Students must currently be in grades nine, ten, or eleven. Selected students will spend six weeks at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and have follow-up activities during the year.

 

Students do not have to be in an Upward Bound program to attend a regional center. However, the students must meet the following criteria:

                    Must have completed the ninth grade

                    Must have an interest in mathematics and science

                    Must have a 3.0 or higher grade point average

                    Must have low-income status (based on U.S. Department of Education criteria) and/or first-generation college status.

 

Applications may be obtained by contacting the Upward Bound Mathematics and Science Center at 410-455-3677 or 1-888 321-1298. The deadline for submitting applications is April 19, 2002. All applicants will be notified of the status of their application by May 10, 2002.

 

For further information, please contact Vernon L. Wildy, (mailto:vwildy@pen.k12.va.us), associate director of secondary instructional services, at (804) 225-2877.

 

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