UPrep fostered my ability to think critically while learning about the world and my place in it. I experienced seven years of subtle and grand moments that stitched together my educational and personal foundations. I learned we are part of a larger community, and it is my responsibility to support and lift those around me." –Olivia Dominguez '14
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. Our students receive outstanding preparation for their next steps in life all while developing their interests and pursuing their 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 more than 100 courses, including Big Data and Analytics, Storytelling, Waves and Optics, Art and Social Change, and many more. These also 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 also currently developing new educational opportunities under the name Next Generation Learning, as part of our strategic plan.