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Build Up


Build Up is a free, pre-college mentorship program for Serra High School students who are interested in attending college immediately after high school graduation, including a 4-year or 2-year college or university.  Build Up is a joint effort from SD Unified School District and UC San Diego, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity.  Students whose parents/guardians are serving in the military will have priority consideration in their application. Build Up offers college preparation resources and mentorship to help high school students understand the college requirements and get prepared at each grade level.  12th grade students will receive personalized support for college applications and the FAFSA application. 10th and 11th grade will receive free test preparation courses for the SAT and ACT, college field trips, and informative workshops for students and parents. Each summer, students boost math and science skills while living on campus at UC San Diego for a week-long enrichment.  

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