- Public, Magnet
- VICTORVILLE, CA
University Preparatory Reviews
Rating 3.68 out of 5 451 reviews
The academics here are good and most teachers are kind. It truly prepares you for university. Now there are some down sides. My least favorite part has been my dress code violations. I was dress coded for not having the correct pockets on my jeans and had to be sent to the office and missed 2 class periods. Another time, I was dress coded for my belt loop being ripped. There are interesting science class choices including forensics, med path, and anatomy. There are really no clubs, sports, or extracurricular activities than other places. The teachers can be very kind but the administration in the office is completely different. The ladies at the front are kind but once you go past them it just gets ruder and ruder.
I started my first year at UP as a senior considering I just moved and I love the environment! Everyone is so welcoming and kind to each other, the teachers always do their best and explain work really good!
University Preparatory provides a safe environment where students can learn and grow as individuals. They focus on academics ensure that all students meet the requirements needed to go to college by their senior year. They provide many resources for students and assist their seniors with the help they need to apply to colleges. Going to this school makes me feel more secure about my education and I appreciate how they encourage their students to work their best for their goals starting in the seventh grade.
University Preparatory isnt a bad school, but there are some concerns such as the students are mainly teaching themselves. There are a group of good teachers but your mainly on your own.
The school teachers are very helpful and kind. Most of them have good intentions, however, there are a few that don't understand the circumstances of the students. The school is very diverse and offers a variety of courses for all interests. The school counselors may be the best part of the school as they motivate students to work hard and are almost always available to help. This school is an amazing environment for students that genuinely want to learn and become successful.
I love the school. The teachers, principal, and staff are super dedicated and you can tell they love their jobs. I've met teachers whom I truly admire, and got really close to. This school is great if you are academically oriented. It has challenging courses and gives you a great quality of education. It's also a small school so your students will truly get to their peers and connect with them. It has many clubs and a naturally competitive (in a good way) environment. The only improvement I can think of is that teachers need to communicate a little more because sometimes they all assign a lot of homework at once. Sometimes we have 3-4 tests in a day. So, teacher communication is probably what they need to improve on a lot more.
Honestly I loved University Preparatory. It is a great school that focuses on your education and helping you get into a good college. It can be hard at times but you’ll get through it.
I rate my school 9/10 because University Preparatory is specifically is designed to prepare you for "college readiness" while being a public school! I enjoy the classes we are encouraged to take to better our not only chances but also understanding the expectations for college. At University Preparatory students are asked to wear a uniform. At first I didn't commend with the idea of uniforms until I understood the reason behind it. As students, not everyone comes from a wealthy background. Some students come from a low income family which can cause feelings of sadness, and feeling low of one self due to other students wearing high end fashioned clothing. My school applied uniforms for exactly that reason! We are all equal, no student is superior than the other and that is one thing I very much enjoy about my school. We are required to take 3 years of Spanish rather than two to show we are above what is required of us for college!
My experience at UP is different then most kids. I was not the smartest in my whole school but I put in a lot of effort. I think that my school really prepares you for college. The teachers at the school work with you and give you work that will challenge but help you.
As a student that attended University Preparatory from tenth to twelfth grade the school provides many advanced classes and has a great campus for students to easily access their classes. Being a small campus most of the students know each other and have a good relationship with teachers and classmates. Each student has seven classes a day, time goes very fast because each class is around the fourth six to fifth five minutes and teachers keep the students busy. This school challenges students in developing time management and organization skills and enforce student's education. University Preparatory focuses a lot on preparing students for college but sometimes lacks fun activities for the students and some little details such as no bus transportation and have some strict dress codes. The school does provide some clubs and sports but there isn't much of a wide variety for all likings of students, for example, they don't have a football or tennis team.
The teachers are absolutely incredible, but you really miss out on having a true high school experience with the workload and lack of rivalry.
While the students are welcoming and very supportive, it comes at the cost of a high pressured, tyrannical, competition fueled experience. You can get straight A's and still fall low on the totem pole because som3 student take over 5 AP courses. Grades aren't enough to succeed, you need extracurriculars and more clubs than a student is mentally able to thrive in. You'll find high success at this school at the price of mental health problems. Still believe its the best option in the high desert if you plan on attending university bec8uase it does prepare you.
My experience with University Preparatory is excellent. Academically, student are well prepared for college. Teachers and staff help and support students to better themselves.
One the of major assets i liked about this school is that we are required to wear a uniform. This helps prevent people from getting bullied based off on the things they wear. The school is academically challenging, but it helps prepare the students for an even harder experience in college.
The school is very stressful, but mainly because the teachers push us to be the best that we can be.
it’s a really good school that comes with a lot of opportunities whether that be to go somewhere like washington, d.c. or Spain and other places or getting into a good college. the staff here really feels like family and you feel safe in this environment.
University Preparatory is definitely a school that parents wished their kids were in but a school that kids loathe. I will say, this school does prepare you to work hard but at the cost of your social life and mental health.