Executive Director's Message

Welcome to the University Preparatory Academy.  UPA was established to provide a rigorous and well-rounded education that prepares students to attend and excel in college.  Students who have graduated from UPA have exceeded the A-G minimums required for college admission by the University of California and California State University System.  Students take a breadth of courses that help to prepare them for the future, such as Project Lead the Way (our math, engineering, bio-med, and science pathway), arts, music, computer science, social science, and world languages.

UPA is unique because of its’ small community, caring teachers, and a student body dedicated to making the mission of college acceptance a reality.  When students are not expanding their skill sets in their college prep courses, they are active participants in athletics, clubs, and student activities.  Students new UPA will welcomed and supported with both our AVID and Link Crew/WEB programs.  Students will also find a campus abuzz with tutoring and support to help keep students on track and excelling.

The key to the success of UPA is simple – when you are a student at UPA you matter.  You will find our staff is ready to support you and your family overcome any and all obstacles in order to make your university dreams attainable. 

You will find more information about UPA on our website, I also encourage you to make an appointment and come tour our campus.  You will be able to see that this is truly a “small school that works.”

David Porter
Executive Director

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