UPDATE
U Prep and all schools in the state of Colorado are now closed through April 17th.

Read here for the governor’s announcement. Our U Prep team is working hard in preparation for remote learning starting April 7th. If you don’t currently have Internet access, which will be vital during our time away, please click here to set up free access.

U Prep in the News

U Prep is deeply proud of the incredible outcomes our children and families have achieved in working with our amazing educators. Below you’ll find a series of articles, locally and nationally, that highlight some of our newsworthy achievements over the years.

About U Prep

Welcome to U Prep Link to next section What is University Prep University Prep’s two elementary schools (kindergarten - 5th grade) in Northeast Denver are tuition free public charter schools with a simple and clear mission - prepare every child for a four-year college degree and a life of opportunity. At University Prep (U Prep)

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University Prep – Intake Form

Join Our U PREP FAMILY Your browser does not support the video tag. Interested in learning more about U Prep? We can’t wait to show you what U Prep is all about! U Prep, like all public schools in our city, participates in the Denver Public Schools Choice Enrollment process. Please fill out our form

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Charter School Turnaround at University Preparatory Schools

The National Charter School Resource Center developed a four-part case study to share the unprecedented success story of University Prep’s turnaround work across our country. This link includes four short videos that tell our turnaround story through a wide range of U Prep stakeholders (parents, children, educators, leaders and community members).

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Support University Prep

Mobilizing the Village Link to next section The current Reality At U Prep we believe every child deserves a life of opportunity. Unfortunately, that is not the current reality for the majority of children in Colorado. According to the Colorado Development Council 2018 Colorado Talent Pipeline Report*, 74% of jobs in our state in 2020

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‘Nothing Short of Phenomenal’: University Prep Turnaround Sees Colorado’s Highest Test Bump

The 74 million, a national blog focused on covering critical news in the education space ran a story on University Prep’s transformative turnaround work. “It’s an important reminder that when you have a team of teachers and leaders that work very thoughtfully, and with skill and love, of the remarkable things they can accomplish,” said the superintendent, whose district encompasses 199 schools and 92,000 students.”

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No. 1: This Denver turnaround school had the highest math growth in Colorado

Following the 2016-17 school year, U Prep – Steele St. had the highest math growth in the state (out of 1,500 schools) and the eighth highest English Language Arts (ELA) growth. On the Denver Public Schools School Performance Framework (SPF) the school went from the lowest rating to the highest rating after one year of U Prep operating the campus.

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