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About U-PREP

University Preparatory School is a free public grades 6-12 charter school sponsored by the Shasta Union High School District in Redding, California ... Read More


U.S. News & World Report ranked U-Prep #57 in California, #427 (top 1%) nationally and #98 in Charter High Schools in its 'Best High Schools in America' ranking 2019.

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U-Prep was recognized as a 2018-2019 ERP Honor Roll School. For more info, please read this letter from Mrs. Peterson.

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U-Prep is a California Distinguished School. This is the second time U-Prep has been awarded this title. Click on the logo for a description of U-Prep’s Model Program and Practices

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In America’s Most Challenging High Schools 2017 by Washington Post, U-Prep is ranked 264 out of 2,324 schools nationwide; among strictly public schools in California, U-Prep ranks #22.

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U-Prep Semi Dance

  • 7th & 8th Graders
  • 7:00-10:00 pm
  • Friday, January 31st
  • U-Prep Hoosier Gym
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Disney Spirit Week (January 27-31)

  • Monday -- Sleeping Beauty (Onesies)
  • Tuesday -- Inside Out (Mismatch/Inside Out)
  • Wednesday -- Lilo & Stitch (Dynamic Duos/ Twins)
  • Thursday -- Beauty and the Beast (Casual vs Formal)
  • Friday -- Happiest Place on Earth (U-Prep Swag)
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Rummage Sale

Now is the time to put aside items you’d like to donate to this great fundraiser. All proceeds benefit the 2020 Sober Grad party. We need gently used clothes, furniture, kitchen and household items and much more! The rummage sale will take place on Saturday March 14th. We will be collecting items the week of March 9th-13th.

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January Newsletter

The January edition of Panther Pride, U-Prep’s monthly newsletter picks up where the staff and students left off at winter break. The U-Prep community wasted no time in getting back into the swing of things with the arrival of winter sports (hello, basketball and soccer) and an abundance of Visual and Performing Arts events. Within its pages, you will see firsthand what is new this winter at the U!

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U-Prep Dance Clinic

  • All dancers ages 8-14
  • 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
  • Saturday, February 8th, 2020
  • U-Prep Hoosier Gym
  • $40
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