Academic Support Services

UPA wants all students to succeed and live up to their maximum potential. However, at a school with such academic rigor, this is not always an easy task. UPA provides many opportunities for students to get the additional help that they need. Teachers are always willing to work with students in formal or informal tutoring opportunities.

Academic Counselors

The guidance counseling team supports UPA students in their personal quests to attend and succeed in the nation’s best colleges and universities with education, guidance, and support before, during, and after the college application process.

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Specifically, UPA counselors:

  • Provide students with college and career exploration experiences
  • Support and guide students in the completion of grade specific benchmarks to build their resume and applications for university.
  • Build rapport with with students and cheer them on as they strive for their personal best
  • Advise and encourage individual students as they acquire important skills such as (study strategies, time management, organization, accountability, resourcefulness) essential to become proactive responsible learners
  • Partner with parents/guardians and teachers to best support student well being and academic success
  • Coordinate and convene appropriate parent-teacher-student communications and meetings
  • Review and monitor academic progress of students to ensure they are on track for promotion and graduation
  • Advocate for students in school-wide and relevant administrative decisions and events
  • Manage student schedules
  • Advocate for students in school-wide and relevant administrative decisions and events
Academic Counselors By Grade Level

Grade 7- Rachel Juliano

Grade 8- Kathryn Gong-Guy

Grades 9 and 10 – Jill Buensuceso

Grades 11, and 12 – Dot Westerhoff