Guiding Principles

The Upward Bound Classic Academy is based on four guiding principles: Education, Leadership, Opportunity, and Family


The Classic Academy has a focus on academics to ensure that students have a love and appreciation for learning. We strive to make our students scholars excelling both in and out of the classroom. 


The Classic Academy emphasizes building strong leadership skills. Being a leader means having self-governance and personal accountability for one’s own actions.


The Classic Academy strives to give students a variety of opportunities. Students will be exposed to a number of earned experiences from classes to trips to internships along with a variety of other opportunities. Students also have the opportunity to explore, to find their voice and who they are as a person.


The Classic Academy is a family where everyone is respected, supported and appreciated for their individuality in what they bring to the program.