Middle School at University Prep is about establishing the building blocks for academic success. Our students begin to learn what it means to self-advocate as learners. They run student-led conferences twice a year to demonstrate their ability to understand and articulate academic strengths and weaknesses, formulate action plans to improve academic performance, and gain confidence in the process of learning.
Most importantly, our students see their teachers as partners to build toward academic success. This is most evident in our 6th and 7th grade blended math program, where we meet students where they are so that they can progress through mastery of key concepts and topics. We intentionally use mixed age groups to facilitate personalized learning and mastery of core skills and content to build the foundation for math success at UPrep.
Our reporting system reflects our focus on mastery. We use a non-traditional formative grading system instead of a traditional letter-grade system to help students break their learning down into component parts, assess progress toward mastery, and communicate about their academic progress. These metacognition skills are essential to their future academic success through our program.
Our students leave our Middle School program poised and positioned as collaborative, confident, self-advocating learners.
View Middle School course descriptions in the left-hand menu.