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.
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 550 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-years 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 2014!
On May 31st 2014, UPA graduated another class of seniors. Although they were the fourth 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 2014! Remember you have the power to change the world! Do good, and do it often.
The PTSO is looking for volunteers! Adopt-a-teacher and earn community service hours at the same time! CLick the link below.
Senior Counseling Documents
Thank you to all senior parents that showed up to the counseling meeting. Parents that were unable to attend can download the following documents distributed during the meeting.
Girl Up Needs Your Help!
From 8/25-9/3 Girl Up will be collecting a variety of school related items in your advisory class. The advisory class that collects the most items wins an ice cream party! Do your part and let's work together to make a difference in the lives of underprivileged youth.
Items being collected: Gently used backpacks, binders, notebooks, pencils, pens, crayons, markers, binder paper, and books.
Jog-a-thon T-Shirt Contest
Calling all Artists! We need YOU to help design a shirt for the 2014 UPA Jog-a-thon. Download the instructions here.
Audition for the Fall Play!
The Nest Homework Club Now Open!
All students are invited to The Nest to finish homework before and after school. Students that remain on campus after 4:30 will be required to attend The Nest until they are picked up. The schedule is listed below:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday before school from 7:10AM-8:10AM and every day after school from 4:00PM-5:30PM and 2:00PM-3:30PM on Thursday
New Schedule Bell For the 2014-2015 School Year
There are no minimum Tuesdays this year. Instead, all students will be released at 1:50PM every Thursday. Please take a look at our Bell Schedule for further details.
School Uniform Information
To order a school uniform from our local vendor, please download the form here.
VIP Embroidery (Local Option)
2149 Stone Avenue, Suite#2, San Jose, CA. 95125
UPA Store (Online Option)
To order school uniforms online, please click here.
*The black colored school uniform is pending Board approval on 8/28.
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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 email@example.com or our Director of Instruction Matt Daugherty at firstname.lastname@example.org.