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At UPrep, we are dedicated to ensuring our students graduate. We are proud of our 96% graduation rate, where nearly 80% of our students go on to enroll in colleges and universities. All our graduates are prepared for college or career.
We keep our class sizes small and focus on each student’s success—meeting the needs of all students as they prepare for a Regent’s diploma. UPrep welcomes applications from students with special learning needs, disabilities and English Language Learners.
UPrep’s program is reflected in 10 Key Design Elements, which characterize the school’s model and serve as the cornerstones of our quality instructional program. These provide Rochester families with an innovative and viable educational option that improves student achievement for young men.
UPrep’s instructional model is standards-based, student-centered and focuses on reflection, self-discovery, and active learning to promote critical thinking skills and deeper understanding of content. Our model is rigorous and we maintain an unwavering commitment to graduating young men with the necessary skills, knowledge, dispositions, and perseverance to attain success as they continue in their education, enter the workforce, and assume the challenges of adult citizenship in their community, nation, and the world.
Research-based best practices are employed to engage students, invigorate classrooms, and support inquiry-based learning for students and teachers. The school promotes high expectations for the development of character and culture, leadership capacity, and school improvement. Continuous relationship building fosters responsibility for learning, perseverance, compassion for others, collaboration and healthy competition, and service to the community.
All instruction is planned and implemented using a consistent, research-based instructional framework across all grades and subject areas.
Classrooms are equipped with Smartboards and Internet access and the school has laptop access for students to conduct online research. Students take computer tech classes and become experienced in Microsoft Office products, website design and other computer applications.
To maximize student learning, teachers are supported by Grade Level Managers who support student character development and cultivate success in students both in and out of school. Grade Level Managers help build strong, mutually respectful relationships with students and families and serve as positive role models for our students.