UPA is proud to offer a wide variety of courses that appeal to the interests of each student. All students take a college preparatory curriculum designed to exceed the minimum subject requirements of the University of California and California State University systems. We are proud to offer a personalized learning experience in a small school setting and have a teacher/student ratio of about 20:1. 

Student Life

The educational opportunities we offer our students goes beyond the learning that occurs during each period of the day. UPA helps our students become well rounded individuals by helping them explore their interests and support their talents. UPA provides a variety of co-curricular activities which give our students the opportunity to grow and become future leaders of our society.


UPA's athletic program strives to be a learning environment where students develop work ethic, citizenship, leadership, and team building skills necessary for success in all areas of their adult lives. Above all, we encourage all participants to put forth a winning effort, display the highest level of sportsmanship, and demonstrate respect for all. 

Welcome To UPA

UPA opened in 2007 with an enrollment of 192 total students and after years of continued growth, we currently have 570 students enrolled. UPA was designed on the premise that the students we seek to serve thrive best in a small school setting. Research shows that small schools allow students and teachers to develop supportive, long-term relationships that allow for better conditions for teaching and learning. Our objective is to enroll all students who are motivated and have a dream of going to a 4-year university and graduating with a 4-year degree, especially those students who may be under supported, overlooked, or under challenged in a large school environment, and would thrive in a highly intensive, supportive, and interpersonal environment.

Congratulations Class of 2015!

On May 29th 2015, UPA graduated another class of seniors. They were the fifth set of seniors to proudly walk off the stage toward adulthood. Many of these seniors pioneered and founded clubs, academic/social organizations, and helped pave the way for a successful athletics program. These seniors made a lasting impact and their legacy will reverberate throughout the halls of UPA forever. Congratulations class of 2015! Remember you have the power to change the world! Do good, and do it often.

Upcoming UPA Events

UPA FOundation Fundraising Auction


U.S. News Ranks UPA

U.S. News ranks UPA within the Top 100 High Schools in Nation. To real the full article click here

Link Crew & Web Leader application

Click here to apply!

2016-2017 Calendar

The board has approved the 2016-2017 calendar. To view click here.

School Uniform Information

To order a school uniform from our local vendor, please download the form here. 
Purchase uniforms online and pick them up in the store. Click Here.
VIP Embroidery
2149 Stone Avenue, Suite#2, San Jose, CA. 95125
(408) 971-6601

Annual Giving

In order to make a donation, please click here.

Parents, Have You Signed Up For Schoology?

Schoology is the name of the company that hosts the UPA grading tool. Schoology provides us with a web based platform that allows parents and students to keep up to date with their current grades. Parents, when you create an account, you will be able to monitor your student's progress throughout the semester. If you have yet to create an account or if you need troubleshooting tips, please contact our Technology Director Tom Guevara at or our Director of                                                                                         Instruction Matt Daugherty at