512 Division Ave. S
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: 616-819-1010
Fax: 616-819-1011

6-7 Grade
Breakfast 7:35 a.m.
Start Time 8:00 a.m.
Dismissal 2:41 p.m.
Half Day Dismissal 10:45 a.m.

8-12 Grade
Breakfast 7:10 a.m.
Start Time 7:35 a.m.
Dismissal 2:16 p.m.
Half Day Dismissal 10:20 a.m.

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Students at UPrep create an individualized learning plan with input from their advisor and parent or guardian. This plan guides their work and is based on the student’s personal interests, skill level, maturity, and learning style. Students participate in interest-based projects in addition to their traditional classwork. Teachers use narratives, which provide specific and concrete feedback, help to inform the student’s given grade. UPrep is for students who value individualized learning plans in a rigorous college and career prep program. Students benefit from a culture of inclusion, innovation, and diversity in small class sizes utilizing project-based learning. 


With its unique program, UPrep sets students up for success. UPrep continually has some of the highest graduation rates in the district, as well as placement in post-secondary programs.


Students at UPrep have the opportunity to participate in an exciting program known as TEEN CEO, allowing them to explore connections between their interests and possible careers. Three times a year, a group of professionals representing many different industries visit 6th and 7th graders and engage them in hands-on activities. In 8th grade, every student participates in a half-day off-site job shadow opportunity that is matched to their interests. In high school, students begin an internship experience that they participate in off-campus two days a week for six weeks.


Everyone at University Prep Academy is committed to the success of your child. We view our school as a family that works together towards common goals, with the primary goal being to get every child to achieve his or her dream of attending college.

The mission statement of Grand Rapids University Prep Academy is to provide an environment where urban children can aspire to great things, achieve academic success and realize their dreams through a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, a unique school design, and the support of parents and the community.

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Kenyatta Hill

Kenyatta Hill-Hall

Jessalynn Johnson
Assistant Principal

Samuel Mickens, Sr.
Dean of Students