Discovery Summer

Upward Bound’s six-week Discovery Summer occurs on Polk State College’s Winter Haven campus.  Students take part in an intensive curriculum with individual programs of study geared toward their academic needs and career goals. Upward Bound participants also partake in a residential component during Discover Summer.


  • Academic enrichment courses
  • College planning and career exploration
  • Media technology to include filmmaking
  • Career shadowing opportunities for rising seniors
  • Cultural and historical activities
  • Academic and cultural enrichment trip
  • Recognition and Awards Banquet