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Upward Bound Channel Islands is a pre-college academic program designed to help students from Channel Islands High School with academic coursework, study skills enhancement and motivation necessary to complete high school and pursue higher education. Students are provided with tutoring and mentoring, advising, social and cultural enrichment, career and college counseling, and financial aid awareness.

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Are you a Dreamer?

CIDream is a high school DREAMer’s or pathway to college. The pre-college program is free and open to students from the Oxnard area and  provides resources, tools and support for students who are fully committed to attending college.

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Interested in STEM?

The CI STEM program is entirely devoted to recognizing and developing underrepresented students’ potential to excel in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and/or math. The program is geared towards providing students with hands-on, inquiry-based experiences to encourage STEM exploration. The program brings together small groups of students after school for enhanced academic support in STEM. 

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What is LULAC Youth?

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By joining LULAC Youth, you become part of a national organization led by students. It empowers young people to use their experiences and talents to succeed in school. Also, it creates new opportunities for growth and change by learning to become a leader, how to communicate better, and it opens new doors with other students and professionals by getting involved in the community. Learn More


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GOOD GRADES Education Enrichment Field Trip


The best high school field trips are not just a day off from school, but to know students are being rewarded for their hard work and commitment to their studies. Over thirty, 9-12 grade students participated in the Good Grades Educational Enrichment field trip to Universal Studios. All their report card grades for the 2018-2019 school year were above a C. Most held A and B averages. We are so so very proud of them. 👏🏽👏🏽 We would also like to thank parents, grandparents, aunts/uncles, teachers/tutors, older siblings, and in some cases younger siblings too, for making this possible for our Upward Bound and #CIDream students. Our emphasis this trip was the 3-D experience and there’s plenty of it at Universal.

CA LULAC State Convention

May 17-19, 2019: LULAC Youth from Channel Islands High School and Rio Mesa High School attended the 2019 CA LULAC Convention in Garden Grove. Students participated in leadership building skills, advocacy training, and more. Two students form District 17 Ventura County were elected to the CA LULAC Youth Board. Barbara Perez from Rio Mesa HS was elected President, and Pedro Calderon from Channel Islands HS was elected Treasurer.

Upward Bound Summer Academy

Channel Islands High School students begin their journey to higher education with the Upward Bound Summer Academy at California State University, Channel Islands

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