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University Preparatory Academy (Psad) - Middle
Teacher effectiveness: Somewhat effective

Posted August 04, 2015
- a community member
Teachers are large motivators, but teachers also disagree with the student code of conduct and cant seem to stand up for it.

University Preparatory Academy (Psad) - Middle
Amount of homework: Too much

Posted August 04, 2015
- a community member
Some teachers give out assignments with 30-65+ questions, and expect the student to finish it all in one night and if a student does the teacher tells the student that they are given another day to finish it and keep doing the same thing until its actually the due date to turn it in.

University Preparatory Academy (Psad) - Middle
Develops grit: Agree

Posted August 04, 2015
- a community member
Students push each other to do better. And achieve their goals in the process of learning. Students are very intelligent and are willing to learn.

University Preparatory Academy (Psad) - Middle
Develops respect: Disagree

Posted August 04, 2015
- a community member
Most staff members are very strict, and some staff members talk to the students as if they were their very own children. Which that can be very overboard and uncomfortable for the student.

University Preparatory Academy (Psad) - Middle
Develops empathy: Strongly disagree

Posted August 04, 2015
- a community member
Students are treated like slaves, they work very hard on test scores and at through out the school year students barely go on field trips. However they may go for walks around downtown but they can never be taken somewhere farther.

University Preparatory Academy (Psad) - Middle
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree

Posted August 04, 2015
- a community member
This school does NOT develop honesty and fairness within the students. Students are treated in such a bad way. Students are stranded from doing anything. This school is so called supposed to be a Expeditionary Learning school when students are supposed to go "outside the school building and learn new things" This school isn't for everyone but if you child have bad behavior I recommend sending them to this school.

University Preparatory Academy (Psad) - Middle 2

Posted August 04, 2015
- a community member
Students do not receive much freedom. Students are not given enough field trips. The Academic core values are pointless. The uniform policy is very strict and frustrating. Certain staff members are very disrespectful to the students. The school is a very depressing place. I do not recommend anyone enrolling their child into this school. Students have to tuck their shirts in regardless of sex. Students have to wear all black shoes. Students can only wear a fleece with a Uprep logo on it. Its really a lot going on with this school don't believe the hype.

University Preparatory Academy (Psad) - Middle 3

Posted April 01, 2015
- a parent
My daughter has attended UPA for the past 3 years. She has had the pleasure of being taught by several quality teachers, that really care! Unfortunately, administration lacks compassion and often hurl insult the children.

University Preparatory Academy (Psad) - Middle 1

Posted March 17, 2015
- a parent
High teacher turnover, inconsistencies in instruction, and numerous safety concerns. Ammunition found in school and student brought a gun on campus February 2015. Officials became aware of weapon March 9, 2015, one month later. Students/Parents are often treated as insignificant. School officials tout on schools success 10 years ago. No textbooks for STEM courses.
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University Preparatory Academy (Psad) - Middle 3

Posted February 13, 2014
- a parent
The staff are some of the best I've seen , the problem lays with when a teacher is absent. The pool of replacement teachers is wanting. One use's very profane language to the students and the school wishes to keep her on.

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University Preparatory Academy (Psad) - Middle
5310 Saint Antoine Street, Detroit, MI  48202
(313) 831-0010
Last modified University Preparatory Academy (Psad) - Middle is a Charter school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
University Preparatory Academy (Psad) - Middle Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top