20 Best Charter High Schools in America

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19. University Preparatory, Redding, CA

University Preparatory is a public charter school in Redding, California. It has 943 students in grades 6-12. The school has high expectations and teaches the children how to be responsible and high achieving with their academics. The school is ranked very high within national rankings as well as one of the most challenging schools.

The academics are amazing and really challenging. The classes are college prep and AP classes so students are generally forced and encouraged to take as many AP classes as they can. The work load is very extensive and intense.

The teachers work extremely hard and truly care for the students, doing everything in their hands to help them understand the course material. They are always there to help students with homework and studying. Counselors and teachers are always working hard to help schedule classes that the students want.

At University Preparatory School there is a wide selection of team and club sports, electives, and other activities to choose from. There are academic clubs: Math&Science, Latin Club, Creative Writing. There are also performance based clubs, such as Dance Team or Glee Club. There are travel groups as well such as Cultural Connections and the French club.

U-Prep offers a plethora of sports all headed by excellent coaches who not only strive to improve their players physically in the sport, but also teach their teams to succeed in life and always achieve excellence. Equipment is all kept in a very good condition and there is no shortage of the tools required to play any sport.

  • University Preparatory graduation rate is 95.0%. National average is 82.2%.
  • 72.0% students of University Preparatory scored at or above proficiency levels on their state math assessment test.
  • 83.0% students of University Preparatory scored at or above proficiency levels on their state reading/language arts assessment test.
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