UCAP's acceleration is unique in Rhode Island. It gives kids who have been held back a year or more a chance to catch up to their peers. These are kids who are at high risk of dropping out because they will hit high school with poor academic and social skills and they will be a year older than their classmates. At UCAP, a caring and dedicated faculty and staff have adopted a "Whatever it Takes" approach to make sure every student who walks through the door will succeed. After 20 years serving at-risk students, we have the experience and data to prove that our model works.