Executive Director's Message

Dan Ordaz, Sr.
As Executive Director and on behalf of the University Preparatory Academy staff, I welcome you. University Preparatory Academy (UPA) is a charter school with a current enrollment of 560 students from grades 7 through 12. We offer a very rigorous curriculum including UC-a-g courses and advanced placement courses. Students graduating from UPA are qualified to enroll and succeed in the finest colleges and universities in our country. This is our mission that governs all our activities and decisions at UPA. We feature a Math, Engineering, Bio-Med, and Science program, titled "Project Lead the Way" yet all of our students are required to take and pass courses in the arts.

We are located in San Jose and are housed in an excellent state-of-the-art facility with well-equipped classrooms, science labs, and facilities for the arts, such as a dance studio and performing arts center.

Students, parents and staff work as a team to ensure the academic achievement of our students. UPA has achieved one of the highest API scores and rankings in the state. In addition, the staff and student work together to ensure a very safe environment for students to learn.

Please take a few moment to explore our website to learn more about our school. We are proud of the school's accomplishments and the success of the students. I welcome you to visit in person to see for yourself what an outstanding school UPA is. This truly is a "small school that works."
Dan Ordaz



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