University Prep Science & Math

UPSM High School

Open Seats: 0
Est: 2010
Grades: 9-12
Enrollment: 508

University Prep Science & Math High School is committed to providing our students with the best educational experiences possible, by igniting and nurturing creative and principled scientific minds. Our team of professionals, engage students through the use of a rigorous curriculum, real-world problem solving and a healthy dose of imagination. We want our students to be more than college ready; we want them to be positioned for both college and career success. The UPSM High School expectation is that all of our students will grow to be responsible, upstanding citizens who add value to society and pride to their communities.

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Welcome to University Prep Science & Math High School:

We are energized and deeply committed to making a positive difference in the lives of our scholars. We will communicate through E-mail, Remind, Robo caller and a Parent Newsletter. A few changes were recently instituted to support the growth of scholars academically and socially. One of these changes is moving Crew to third hour instead of first hour. It is of the utmost importance that Scholars arrive to school on time, as it will impact their grades. Scholars will have five minutes to transition to classes in addition to receiving a personalized Student Planner that must be carried daily, to assist with organization. By addressing school culture, high standards for staff performance and high academic expectations for our scholars will continuously be monitored. It is our goal at University Prep Science & Math High School that all scholars graduate and be College & Career Ready.

I am honored to serve as School Director of University Prep Science & Math High School and to be a part of a community where parents, students and teachers care for another, cooperates and strives to build academic and social growth.


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U Prep’s core values are developed and harnessed as a means of contributing to the community. Our students take pride in their community and demonstrate their pride through their actions and words. Our visible environment is a reflection of our values.

We ensure our students will be college ready through the development of strong work habits and a growth mindset. Our students understand the significance of a college degree and align their efforts in school with a college-bound trajectory.

Students internalize and value the culture of high expectations within U Prep schools. They reflect on how this culture manifests itself through their academic and character development. Key moments- serve as capstone projects for students.

You can learn more about our curriculum if you visit the academic model page.
The SAT is given to all 11th grade students in the spring of their junior year.  This is a statewide test, meaning that all 11th graders in Michigan take the test on the same day, usually in early April.  This test is also a college entrance examination.  The SAT is composed of three main sections–Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, Mathematics, and an essay.

ACT WorkKeys
This assessment is part of the state-required tests for high school students.  It is completed by all eleventh graders in the state in early April.  The test measures a student’s ability to apply the skills and concepts they have learned to everyday situations.  It is not the same as the ACT, which many students used to take as their college entrance exam.

The MME is the state of Michigan’s primary test to measure high school student achievement in science and social studies.  Students in eleventh grade complete the test every spring, and parents usually receive results the following fall.  Students’ scores provide information about how well they have mastered grade-level material.  This is a computerized test.

All students in 11th grade take the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) in early October.  This test is identical to the PSAT and includes many of the concepts that appear on the SAT.  The test is slightly shorter than the full-length SAT.  Students may qualify for recognition and scholarships based on their NMSQT scores.

The PSAT is given to all students in grades nine and ten.  It includes many of the concepts that appear on the SAT, but the test is shorter.  Students take one PSAT in the fall, one in the winter to gauge their progress, and one in the spring to demonstrate how much they have grown throughout the school year.  Students can use this information to begin planning for college, and teachers use the information to make adjustment in their courses.

For students who are learning English as a second language, the WIDA test is administered to determine progress in the acquisition of the English language.  The test is formatted differently for different ages, and it generally includes reading, writing, speaking, and listening components.  The results from the WIDA inform a student’s placement and level of services for English language learners.

In an effort to further the notion that learning extends beyond the confines of the classroom, UPSM High School offers a robust lineup of extracurricular activities. Learn More

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Dear University Prep Parents,

As the new Food Service Director for University Prep Schools, it is my mission to ensure we provide a high-quality school lunch program to every student every day.

As a parent with two children, I understand how difficult it can be to make lunch on the fly or wonder if they are even going to eat what you pack them. While I support your any parent who chooses  to prepare their children’s lunch, I also want you to have confidence in the school lunch program that we are providing in the building.

With this in mind, for the 2017/18 school year and I am proud to announce some exciting enhancements to our University Prep food service program! This year our organization has selected Variety Food Services Inc. to serve our young scholars nutritional meals.

Variety has over sixteen (16) years experience providing meals in child nutrition programs that include breakfast, lunch snacks and after school supper. Variety has consistently met the strict USDA nutritional standards for each meal type via annual SMI Nutritional Reviews conducted by the Michigan Department of Education.

Variety’s K-12, breakfast and lunch menus strictly comply with the USDA’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 and they consistently incorporate the use of fresh fruits and vegetables (both hot and cold) every week in monthly menus. Additionally, variety has never introduced any fried foods into their programs.

I take tremendous pride in my job and believe school menus are an opportunity to model good nutrition and encourage healthy eating practices. I will work with Variety to provide our U Prep scholars with nutrition information such as an explanation of calories and intake, the dangers of fad diets and nutrition, and the importance of a balanced diet.

In regards to quality assurance I will conduct quarterly food service progress reports, monitor delivery standards, provide lunch staff with robust training and be vigilant about special dietary needs for individual students.
Also, this year our University Prep school menus will contain the following important food nutrition facts:

  • Calories
  • Calories from fat
  • Carbohydrates
  • Fat grams
  • Fat percentage
  • Saturated fat
  • Protein

I thank you for your continued support of our program, and I welcome feedback and ideas throughout the year.

Sandra Collier
Director of Food Services
University Prep Schools

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UPSM High School
2664 Franklin St.
Detroit, MI 48207

Phone: (313) 393-9166
Fax: (313) 393-9165

School Director: Dr. John Lockhart
Assistant Principal: Ayanna Dance 

Assistant Principal: Walter Reese

School Operations Manager: Markyshia Smith