TRiO - Talent Search & Upward Bound Math and Science

TRiO is a federal outreach and student service program designed to help students see the benefits and possibilities of a post-secondary education. The TRiO program is administered by the Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit.

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TRiO Upward Bound Math/Science logo

The Talent Search program: 

Administers the following high schools: Charter School of Excellence (and Leadership), Erie High School, and Union City High School. The program is unique because of its early intervention building block; students in Union City Middle School, East Middle School, Wilson Middle School, and the Discovery Center (Charter School of Excellence) can participate in college and career awareness activities beginning as early as 6th grade.

Talent Search provides an array of academic services to help generate the skills and motivation necessary for a successful post-secondary educational experience and successful career.

Upward Bound Math and Science: 

Works with approximately 52 students (due to its higher academic requirements and commitment) focusing mainly on STEM careers.  Administers in the following high schools:  Corry High School, Erie High School and Union City High School
Upward Bound Math and Science is for students pursuing a post-secondary degree in science, technology, engineering and mathematics for a successful STEM career.

Some of the many services the TRiO Program provides:

·         Daily access to Academic Advisors and Mentors
·         Academic Tutoring
·         Career Exploration
·         College Visits
·         College Application Fee Waivers
·         SAT/ACT Waivers and Tutoring
·         FAFSA Assistance
·         Financial Literacy information
·         Assistance and guidance in completing College Applications and Scholarships
·         Dual Enrollment opportunities to area universities
·         STEM Activities
·         Summer Academic Institutes


For more information on the TRiO programs, visit the College Access Room, Erie High School, Room 202, or email or call/text (814) 373-9489.


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