University Preparatory Academy

University Preparatory Academy

UPA, or University Preparatory Academy, is a charter school located in San Jose, California, emphasizing hands-on learning; its charter was approved by the Santa Clara Board of Trustees. UPA opened in the fall of 2007 as a middle and high school; however, it will only be offering 7-10th grades for 2008-2009.

University Preparatory Academy is located at the Cathedral of Faith at 2315 Canoas Garden Ave.

Required Classes

*Physical Science
*Biology
*World Language (currently only Spanish available)
*Pre-Algebra
*Algebra I
*Geometry
*Algebra II
*English
*World History
*American History
*Geography
*Physical Education/Technology
*Chemistry
*AVID

Electives

*Art (Beginning and Advanced)
*Dance (Beginning and Advanced)
*Drama (Beginning and Advanced)
*Band(Beginning and Advanced)
*Choir
*Issues and Debate
*Space Science
*Lab Science
*Mixed Media
*Painting and Drawing
*Robotics
*Leadership
*Yearbook

Extracurricular School Clubs

*Study Hall
*Tutoring
*National Honor Society
*California Scholarship Federation
*Chess Club
*Step Team
*Japanese Language Club
*International Club
*MathCounts

Developers/Founders

*Joe Coto- California State Assemblyman, Former Superintendent of East Side Union High School District
*Dan Ordaz- Education Consultant, Retired Assistant Superintendent of East Side Union High School District
*Jacklyn Guevara- Retired Executive Director of East Side Union High School District
*Dorothy Westerhoff- Education Consultant, Retired Educator/School Administrator of [East Side Union High School District
*James Romero- Engineer
*Patrick Dunkley- General Counsel for Stanford University
*Dr. Loren Lee- President of Strategy One Consulting
*Kurt Foreman- Director of Operations for Cathedral of Faith
*Richard Phaff- Retired Director of Financial Aid, San Jose State University

References

* [http://www.upasv.org/founders.html UPA's Developers/Founders]
* [http://www.upasv.org/ UPA's website]

External links

* [http://www.upasv.org/upavideo.html UPA video]
* [http://web.mac.com/upacomplab/UPA/Welcome.html Technology class at UPA]


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