Academics

How do people communicate? How does an historian think? Why is art important? What is healthy living? Why does culture matter? University Prep students pursue a course of study designed for deep inquiry in the broad range of topics needed to understand today’s world. The curriculum provides many opportunities for advanced study and personal support to help students reach their full potential. Students receive outstanding preparation for their next steps, develop interests, and pursue passions.

Early in one’s UPrep career, required courses provide a common experience that includes research, reading, writing, computation, presentation, role play, and experimentation. In later years, the curriculum broadens until, for seniors, every course is elective. Our elective catalog includes over 100 courses: Big Data and Analytics, Storytelling, Waves and Optics, Art and Social Change, and many more. These include Global Online Academy's catalog of contemporary subjects.

The UPrep faculty works tirelessly to review and revise the school curriculum. The result is a sophisticated, thoughtful approach to teaching and learning. Every teacher participates in an ongoing, repeated cycle of professional improvement focused on the student’s educational experience. New courses are developed each year, including such titles as Game Design, Social Entrepreneurship, States United, and Science Olympiad. We are currently developing new educational opportunities under the name Next Generation Learning, as part of our new strategic plan.

The offices of College Counseling, Student Support, Global Programs, Library Services, and Technology provide specialized services to enhance the academic experience. Our specialists are nationally recognized for their innovation and dedicated service to students.