Details overview

Hours 8:00 AM - 3:45 AM
School leader Jennifer Spencer
District University Preparatory Science And Math (PSAD)
Transportation options None

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms
Schedule Year-round

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
Engineering
Mathematics
Multiculturalism / Global
Science
Service learning
Technology
Instructional / curriculum models used College preparatory
Internships
Project-based
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

Classes

4
Visual Arts
including: Design
2
Music
including: Bell / handbell choir
2
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Bell / handbell choir
Orchestra
Performing & written arts None
Creative writing
Media arts None
Computer animation
Graphics
Technical design and production
Video and film production
Visual arts Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Sculpture
World languages taught Chinese - Mandarin
Spanish
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered Mandarin
Spanish

Support

11
Facilities
including: Sports Fields
Facilities Sports Fields
Art room
Cafeteria
Computer lab
College / career center
Gym
Internet access
Kitchen
Learning lab
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Science lab
Extra learning resources (misc.) Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Career/college counseling
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Mentoring
Remediation
Tutoring
College preparation resources College prep programs/courses during the year
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Autism
Cognitive disability
Emotional behavioral disabilities
Multiple disabilities
Other health impairment
Specific learning disabilities
Speech and language impairments
Level of special education programming Intensive - school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs
Level of ESL/ELL programming Intensive - school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of the population

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered No

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
African-American 97% 18%
Multiracial 2% 2%
White 1% 69%
Asian 0% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native n/a 1%
Hispanic n/a 6%
Native Hawaiian n/a 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Female 47% 48%
N/A 53% 52%
Male 53% 52%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 69% 48%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

4
Girls Sports
including: Cheerleading
6
Boys Sports
including: Basketball
14
Clubs
including: Robotics club
Girls sports Cheerleading
Sailing
Softball
Volleyball
Boys sports Baseball
Basketball
Football
Sailing
Soccer
Track
Clubs Art club
Chess club
Community service
Debate
Foreign language and culture club
Forensics club
Homework help / Study buddy club
Math club
National Honor Society (NHS)
Robotics club
Science club
Student council / government
Technology club
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Organize fundraising events
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer time after school
Students typically come from these schools University Prep Science and Math Elementary School
  University Preparatory Academy Ellen Thompson Elementary Schooll
  University Preparatory Academy Mark Murray Elementary School
Students typically continue on to these schools University Prep Science and Math High School
  Cass Tech
  Renaissance

Teachers

16
Staff
including: Coach(es)
Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
Behavioral health specialist
Computer specialist
Coach(es)
Math specialist
PE instructor
Reading specialist
Robotics / Technology specialist
Security personnel
School psychologist
School counselor
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff Arabic
Mandarin
French
Spanish
Tagalog

Neighborhood

Transportation options None
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Michigan Science Center
Partner website Http://www.mi-sci.org

Enrollment

Learn more Http://upsm.uprepschools.com/admissions/
Type of application deadline Rolling
# of applications received 600
For the year 2014-2015
# of students accepted 375
For the year 2014-2015

Sources

Student diversity MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013
Students by group NCES, 2011-2012
  MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013