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Increase TRIO student engagement

Engagement-optimized courses and tools that unlock the magic of a modern learning experience.

Drive more student participation

TRIO programs love Nucleus’ robust offering of engaging and enjoyable features that increase their student engagement, attendance, and enrollment. TRIO programs who use Nucleus report that their participation and engagement improve after implementing Nucleus.

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Real-world simulations



Real technology

Collaborative group projects

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Interactive activities

Modern, attention-grabbing content

Why choose Nucleus for your TRIO program?

Spend less time planning, and more time connecting with students

TRIO staff who use Nucleus report that they have more time to focus on connecting, engaging with, and supporting their students. We make it easy to fulfill your grant objectives, while focusing on your students.

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Broaden your TRIO students’ access to new horizons

Teach students things with Nucleus that they otherwise might not have access to in their hometown. Engage and interest students in new career possibilities like Coding & Robotics, Investing, Cryptocurrency, Real Estate, and more.

Modernize your TRIO classroom experience

Finally, digital curriculum built to spark in-person engagement. Meet the best of both worlds: modern, up-to-date digital content that keeps their attention and hands-on activities and collaborative group projects that help them connect with themselves, you, and each other.

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97% of students surveyed say Nucleus is more engaging than other learning platforms.

Easiest learning platform to use, guaranteed

Easy student and staff onboarding

Concierge-level customer support

Meets grant objectives

Most Popular TRIO Courses at Nucleus

Our flexible courses and workshops allow you to stop and start lessons at any time, based on the time you have. Students have the freedom to work through Nucleus in class or at home, perfect for times when they need to catch up from a missed class.

The Nucleus Difference

A learning experience unlike any other--built to drive successful student outcomes through the keys of engagement and enjoyment.

Real technology they’ll use in and out of the classroom

Our courses teach students how to use the real-life tools and technologies used in today’s world. Students use modern tools throughout our courses to do things like build a website, design marketing materials, conduct real estate research, and much more.


Real-world simulations for real-world success

We prepare students to succeed in today’s leading industries through simulations that replicate the modern, real world. Our courses provide students with hands-on experience in realistic simulators to learn things like filing their taxes, opening and using a bank account, and more.

Interactive activities and collaborative group projects

Our courses feature collaborative activities both on and off the screen. Each course completes with a robust capstone project, like our business pitch contest and hackathon. We encourage students to engage not just with what they’re learning, but with each other.


Gamification to spark enthusiastic participation

We leverage educational gamification techniques like rewards, leaderboards, point systems, and more. Watch students become enthusiastically engaged in virtual versions of their favorite games.

Modern, attention-grabbing content

Say hello to entertaining and modern videos, interactive modules, and robust learning features built to captivate students in a world of TikTok attention spans.


Rated 5 stars by 50,000+ students

Built to meet your TRIO program needs

Our flexible course offerings are used by Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math Science, Talent Search, SSS, and more TRIO program types in a variety of ways. 

Saturday Academies

6-Week Summer Programs

After-School Programs

In-School Programs


Live or Asynchronous

See the Nucleus engagement-optimized learning experience in action

Ready to increase your student engagement?

See Nucleus in action and explore whether it’s a fit for your program by chatting with one of our strategists and product specialists.

Free TRIO Resources


33 Actionable Insights to Increase Student Engagement and Enjoyment

As shared by 100 leading educators in new industry report. Download this free 15-page report today to access:


  • How leading educators envision the future of education

  • An in-depth description of the ideal learning experience

  • Key classroom drivers of positive student outcomes 

  • 33 ways to boost student engagement and enjoyment

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Stay on top of the latest in optimizing student engagement + enjoyment

Each month, you’ll receive the latest research, tools, and strategies that drive student engagement and enjoyment.


Join 1,000+ educators who want to create more aha! moments for their students through a modern learning experience.


TRIO Learning & Development Series

Our team of TRIO experts and researchers host a quarterly webinar series to help solve key challenges TRIO leaders face, and increase student engagement, attendance, and recruitment. 

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