Academic Year Components
ATRC, AEC, QLS

After School Tutoring Resource Center (ATRC)

The After School-Tutoring program is conducted on the UT Arlington Campus. The weekly tutoring sessions will operate in accordance with the Upward Bound objectives to develop the participant's academic and professional skills, prepare them for college entrance exams, and aid them in general academic readiness for college.

In order to aid the students in their academic progress, ATRC sessions are offered Tuesday through Thursday from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

The sessions may include Skill Development, Academic Tutoring, Standardized Test Preparation, Foreign Language and Academic Competition Training (ABC).


UB Participants must complete 5 hours of documented volunteer and/or community service per month. All volunteer and community service hours completed for the semester should be entered in the log provided. Volunteer sponsors are asked to sign the participants form each month as verification. The form is then reviewed by the studentsí Educational Advisor at the end of each month.


Volunteer & Community Service Links

City of Arlington M.V.P.
Mission Arlington
Arlington Life Shelter
North Texas Volunteer Center
Habitat for Humanities
A Wish with Wings

Academic Enrichment Classes (AEC)

Academic Enrichment Classes are generally held on the first two Saturdays of each month on the University of Texas at Arlington campus from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

The content and objectives for each class will be determined by the Upward Bound Staff and will include academic skills development, test preparation for STAAR, SAT, ACT, and THEA, with the reinforcement of the subjects studied in school.


Quality of Life Seminar (QLS)

Quality of Life Seminars expose students to colleges, career information, and skill development exercises through workshops, educational and cultural field trips and hands-on activities. All students will attend QLS on the third Saturday of each month from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.