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University Preparatory School5
Posted September 02, 2013
- a parent
U Prep is a great school with a wonderful staff. Clearly these educators believe in the kids' ability to rise to the challenge of an education on par with that in better schools in major metropolitan areas. As a result, most are meeting the challenge and will be prepared to compete confidently, and succeed outside of Redding. Furthermore, the students have sports, music and clubs available to them. We are very happy with U Prep.
this school gives each student an opportunity to be part of the school either through sports, clubs, or special events, whereas larger schools leave so many "lost" in the numbers. the support system of the staff is great, doesn't matter if you are that members student or not, they are still available to help either the student that conects with them or the parent that is most compfortable with them. The academics are priority one, but the sports programs are getting stronger every year and is a great incentive for many of the students that need alittle "mind" break. The Mandrin class is exceptional, and it's refreshing to have such a personally involved teacher that loves thier subject matter and passes that on to his students. More hands on in science (labs) and history making the subjects more exciting would be great, but the math and english department seem to be very strong. all in all this has been a great experience and choice made for this family. grandparent of four year student.
I agree the school has a strong academic base but if your child is in need of help there is none available. I have had meetings with the school and was told this is an academic based school and maybe your child should leave and go to a K-8th grade school. After 6th grade teachers do not put assignments in aeries, communication is poor.
My child attended this school from 6th- 7th grade. The information being taught is wonderful. The way it is taught not as impressive. They use half sheets of graph paper. Then shrink down math problems to a tiny print. Students are to use these unreadable forms math. The 6th grade math teacher makes it well known. He will gladly accept bribes in the form of Starbucks for late work. The prep-latin course is unable to afford books. So your child will be required to handwrite vocab. words and definitions. So if there are any errors between the board and what they copy down. That is what they study all week. Some of the teachers at this school are great. Many of them are almost unreachable. You will end up emailing and calling many times before you get anywhere. We had to copy all finished work. Due to continuous input error.
My grandchildren are receiving a superb education from this school. Teachers, administrators, studies are all far above average, They more than deserve to be rewarded. They should be the mold for more CA schools.