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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 #1 in Redding, #37 in California, #302 (top 1%) nationally and #74 in Charter High Schools in its 'Best High Schools in America' ranking 2022.

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U-Prep was selected as the BEST PUBLIC SCHOOL in Best of the North State 2020!


U-Prep was recognized as a 2019-2020 ERP Honor Roll School.

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U-Prep is ranked 375 (top 2%) among the 22,000 high schools in the nation by the 2019 Jay Mathews Challenge Index High School Rankings!

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Application for Admission 2023-2024

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Spirit Week (Jan. 30th - Feb. 3rd)

  • Monday 1/30 -- CYBER HACKER (Pajama Day)
  • Tuesday 1/31 -- TREASURE HUNT (Pirates/Beach)
  • Wednesday 2/01 -- IDENTITY THEFT (Dress as someone else)
  • Thursday 2/02 -- JAILBREAK (Orange/Stripes)
  • Friday 2/03 -- INTO THE VAULT (U-Prep Spirit)
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February 2023 Newsletter

Good news abounds! Through hard work and perseverance, the U-Prep community has been fortunate to experience unprecedented celebrations both on campus and off. This month’s newsletter showcases a wealth of photographs and information surrounding our recent achievements for you to enjoy.

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7th & 8th Grades Semi-Formal Dance

  • 5:30 PM -- 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, February 4th, 2023
  • 100 Mercy Oaks Drive
  • Pre-sale: $15 with ASB and $20 without ASB
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Concert of the Absurd

  • U-Prep Strings & Drum Corps
  • 5:00 PM -- 7:00 PM
  • Friday, February 10th
  • $8 Reserved Seating
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Valentine Grams

Purchase Valentine Grams for friends, family, teachers, or siblings. They will be sold from Monday, February 6th to Friday, February 10th outside of Mrs. Gaddy’s Room 134 at lunch.

The cost is $3 or $6. Each gram will include an assortment of goodies and a card. Cash and checks made out to UPrep will be accepted. Valentine Grams will be distributed on Tuesday, February 14th.

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High School Semi-Formal Dance

  • 8 PM -- 11 PM
  • Saturday, February 4th, 2023
  • 100 Mercy Oaks Drive
  • Pre-sale: $20 with ASB and $25 without ASB
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U-Prep Baseball Camp

  • Ages: 8-14
  • 9:00 am -- 12:00 pm
  • February 20-23, 2023
  • $90 or $80 for siblings
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