All students at University Prep Middle School are placed in a crew of 22 students. These students and one highly qualified teacher (who we call a Crew Leader) remain together for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. The Crew Leader is the student’s key mentor at school. The Crew Leader works with the student and parent to create each student’s individual Learning Plan and helps each student and parent successfully participate in all school activities. Advisory is the key means by which we implement our one-student-at-a-time approach. Because students remain with each other and their Crew Leader for multiple years, we are able to offer them a very predictable, stable classroom environment that supports everyone investing maximum effort in learning. Teachers get to know each student very well and maximize opportunities for learning. Students, parents, and teachers build strong, collaborative relationships that are used to accelerate the development of every individual student. At the start of the second year, students know exactly what to expect. They have developed a strong bond with their teacher and peers, and everyone can get deeply involved in learning from day one.
Students also receive instruction in two of their core classes (either Math and Science or Social Studies and Language Arts) from their Crew Leader. They receive instruction in the other two core classes from their Crew Leader’s partner teacher. In addition, students participate in one hour of elective classes every day. These options include: Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Visual Art, and Physical Education. Plans are underway to add Foreign Language in the near future.
At UPSM Middle School, students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities early on in their academic career. The following are offered as extracurricular activities at University Prep Science & Math Middle School campus:
- Latchkey-Aftershool Teen Zone
7-8 a.m. & 3:05-6:30 p.m.
- Acadeic Games
- Gentlemen’s Club
Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:05 – 4:30 p.m.
- T.T.Y.L – Totally Talented Young Ladies
Days & Times TBD
- Tutoring Program
Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:05 – 4:30 p.m.
Days TBD 4:30 p.m.
- National Junior Honor Society
Thursdays 3:05 – 3:45 p.m.
- Dance Team
Begins in January
- Volleyball (Girls)
Mondays and Wednesdays 3:05-4:30 p.m.
Games Tuesdays & Thursdays
*All activities are subject to change
To learn more about the policies enforced at UPSM Middle School, please reference our Code of Conduct.
Student attendance – please contact the office and submit all attendance notes to the office for excusing a student absence.
UPSM is a Nut Free School.
Many students suffer from severe nut allergies.
Please refrain from sending nuts (in any form) to school.
sandwiches, cookies, candy, etc.
We appreciate your cooperation
ANNUAL EDUCATION REPORT