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Admissions Process

December 3, 2018 -- January 31, 2019

Applying for U-Prep

The application process for the 2018-19 academic year starts on December 3, 2018 and is divided into three phases.

First Application Period: December 3, 2018 -- January 31, 2019. Applications for the 2018-19 school year will be available online (www.uprep.net) and in the office on December 3, 2018. All forms must be postmarked, Faxed (530-245-2791), or received by January 31, 2019.

Admission Policy

  • Students will be considered for admission without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, or disability.
  • University Preparatory School will actively recruit a diverse student population from families who understand and value the school’s mission and are committed to the school’s broad-based approach to a classical education.
  • Students and parents will complete an application packet, to be reviewed by University Preparatory School staff.
  • Admission to the school will be open to any 6th-12th grade student in Shasta County or adjacent counties who has completed the application process.
  • The school will grant admission preference during the first application period to currently enrolled students, siblings of students currently enrolled, and children of the school’s faculty.
  • Parents guarantee that the information represented in the application and surveys is accurate.
  • The decision to readmit a pupil or admit a previously expelled pupil from another school, school district or Charter School shall be in the sole discretion of the Governing Board following a meeting with the Superintendent/Principal and the pupil and guardian or representative to determine whether the pupil has successfully completed the rehabilitation plan and to determine whether the pupil poses a threat to others or will be disruptive to the school environment. The Superintendent/Principal shall make a recommendation to the Governing Board following the meeting regarding his or her determination. The pupil’s admission is also contingent upon University Preparatory School’s capacity at the time the student seeks admission.

For more information, please visit About Us and FAQs about U-Prep.

Lottery Process

If the number of applications exceeds the available spaces in one or more grades, attendance, except for existing pupils of the school and students with preferences shall be determined by a public, random drawing of all prospective students who have completed the application process.

All applicants who are exercising a preference must submit their applications by January 31, 2019.

As permitted by state and federal charter law, the Charter School has adopted and maintained policies granting admission preference in the following order:

  1. Currently enrolled students who wish to return
  2. Siblings of students admitted to or attending the Charter School
  3. Children of the University Preparatory School employees
  4. Residents of Shasta Union High School District
  5. Students who were in either the first or second lottery the previous year, and remained on the waiting list all year

All other qualified applicants who submit a completed application by January 31, 2019, are considered to be in the First Draw.

First Draw

Current students, who have indicated that they are returning to U-Prep, keep their status as enrolled students. Applicants, who have preferences and have applied by January 31, 2019, are next to be enrolled. The remaining spaces are open to lottery. If the remaining spaces can accommodate all of the first draw applicants, they will be admitted on February 1, 2019. If First Draw applicants exceeded the number of available spaces, they are drawn before students who applied after the First Draw deadline (January 31, 2019).

February 1-28, 2019

2nd Application Phase

Second Application Period: February 1st -- February 28th. All forms must be postmarked, faxed, or received by February 28, 2019.

Second Draw

All applicants not accepted by February 1, 2019, are drawn randomly and assigned a number. If First Draw applicants exceeded the number of available spaces, they are drawn before students who applied after the First Draw deadline (January 31, 2019). All Second Draw applicants are then drawn and assigned a number. Students who are not enrolled are put on a waiting list based on their number; they will be called as spaces open. When notified about an available space, parents have two days to respond; if no response is received, the space will be forfeited and the student placed on the bottom of the waiting list.

After February 28, 2019 ...

Open Application Period

Open Application Period: After the second application period, applications will continue to be accepted. Students who apply after February 28, 2019 will automatically be placed on a waiting list after students who were drawn during the lottery. Placement on this list is determined by the date the completed application is received.

Contact U-Prep Admission Office for Questions or A Guided Campus Tour

Sandy Lanzi


Welcome to U-Prep!!

(530)245-2793 slanzi@suhsd.net