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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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Enrollment Information Night


  • The U-Prep Promise, Community & Results
  • Academic Supports
  • Elective Course Offerings
  • Grade-level Traditions
  • Extra and Co-Curricular Programs
  • Applications & Lottery: What to expect before, during, and after each step
  • What do our students say about their U-Prep experience?
  • Academic Programs and Courses
  • College Readiness
  • Parent Resources
  • Meet and Greet: Interact with U-Prep students and staff; ASB school clubs, teachers, visual and performing arts staff, counselors, and administrators

Enrollment Information Night

  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019
  • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • David Marr Auditorium

News & Announcements

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U-Prep Fall Musical

  • 7:00 pm - Nov.15, 16, 22 & 23
  • 2:00 pm - Nov. 16 & 23
  • Marr Auditorium
  • $20 Adult; $10 Children/Seniors
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Thanksgiving Food Drive 2019

Friday, November 8th – Friday, November 22nd

-Regular cans and boxes and larger items or bulk items are welcome
-Items should be donated in the boxes provided for History teachers and will be collected and counted at least once a week by Student Government.
Students should only donate to their History classes.

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October/November Newsletter

The 2019-2020 school year is in full swing and with that, this month’s edition of Panther Pride is chock full of good news! Beginning with an informative letter from Superintendent/Principal Shelle Peterson, followed by pictures and narratives about recent and forthcoming events as well as important community event information.

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U-Prep Youth Cheer Clinic

  • For Ages K-8th
  • 9:00 am - Noon
  • January 2-3, 2020
  • U-Prep Activities Gym
  • $65
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