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PCCC’s Upward Bound

The Upward Bound program is designed to provide academic enrichment and support for 9th – 12th grade students who attend Passaic’s public high schools. Upward Bound services (including classes, transportation, textbooks, meals, and field trips) are provided free of charge to all eligible students. Costs are covered by a federally-funded grant from the U.S. Department of Education.


To achieve the goal of college success for students, the program provides:

  • Instruction in a variety of academic subjects in addition to reinforcement of the necessary academic skills needed for success in secondary education and preparation for higher education.
  • Encouragement and motivation for completion of secondary education.
  • Academic and Career guidance.
  • Assistance in gaining admission to post-secondary institutions.


Passaic High School students (grades 9 -12) who demonstrate academic potential, and are in need of academic and motivational support to complete secondary school and pursue education beyond high school.

Contact Us

Questions? Email us at [email protected]

Jacqueline Ghee
Assistant Director
[email protected]
ext. 5962

Ambar Rodriguez
Counselor/Career Specialists
[email protected]
Ext 5966

Noemi Carino
Program Administrator [email protected]
ext.  5910