Volume 1 | December 2020
A Message From Our CEO

Dear U Prep Community,

We are halfway through the school year, and I would like to thank you for remaining steadfast with us on this journey. Your flexibility and trust in our process - as we navigate through constant changes and mandates due to our country’s fight against COVID - has been invaluable. Our students have embraced this new way of teaching and learning like champs, and although it has been an adjustment, they are persevering through. We recognize that these wins would not be possible without your support - not only to your child but to us, the educators to whom you entrust your child’s education.

This mid-year milestone is a time that High School scholars are preparing for the next step in their academic journey - to college and beyond. Scholars in elementary school are learning principles and practices that are creating a foundation for learning, and middle schoolers are at a pivotal time, as they prepare for High School and future goals.

In the New Year, U Prep Schools will remain committed to preparing all scholars for success regardless of the environment or national crisis. Every child will succeed, every family will be supported, and every teacher will continue to be properly trained and developed. This is our commitment to U.

Included in this issue are upcoming Open House dates for you to share with your family and friends, as we prepare for a season of Open Enrollment in February. Please help us celebrate our seniors who have been accepted into colleges and universities of their choice, along with receiving an abundance of scholarship dollars early in the school year!

My Crew and I wish you and your family the happiest of holidays and a safe and prosperous New Year!

In Community,
Danielle Jackson, CEO
Detroit 90/90 - U Prep Schools
2019/20 Fast Facts About The U
We have come a long way on our journey these past 20 years.

Please click below to learn about some of our accomplishments in the 2019/20 school year.
U Prep Seniors Prepare For
Post Secondary Education
Our students have been working hard to further their education as their time at U Prep comes to a close.

The results of their labor have paid off, as many of them have already been awarded scholarships to attend several prestigious Universities.

Congratulations to all! Click the link below to see the list of colleges and universities, along with scholarships earned so far. We look forward to more acceptances in the New Year!
Preparing Scholars For The Next Step
In Their Academic Journey
Our College Counselors and College Prep Coordinator's play a pivotal role in helping our scholars achieve their post-secondary goals and make sure they are well prepared for their next step in their academic journey. These counselors work hard and build relationships with our students to make sure that they are on the right track post-graduation.

Click below to meet the Crew and learn more about what fuels their passion for helping student's to achieve their goals and success in life.
Meet Cherrell Nichols
ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Cherell Nichols was a member of the graduating class at University Prep Academy in 2018.

She is currently attending Grambling State University where she is studying chemistry and is involved in a multitude of clubs and organizations on campus.

Click the link to learn more about Cherrell and how U Prep prepared her for her HBCU journey.
Ms. Cherrell Nichols
Michigan Futures Interview
with CEO, Danielle Jackson
U Prep CEO, Danielle Jackson sits down with Sarah Szurpicki from Michigan Future Inc. to discuss what leadership looks like when it addresses human complexity.

She explains how empowering, emboldening, and unleashing students requires that teachers be empowered, emboldened, and unleashed as well. Click below to view the interview.
Re-enrollment & Open House Dates
Are your family or friends looking for a school to call Home? We would love to have them join the U Prep community. Share this link where they can explore U Prep Schools and save the date for upcoming Open Houses in the New Year.

Open Enrollment begins February 15th. We look forward to hosting your family soon.
U Prep Birthdays and Anniversaries
We have several birthdays and U Prep anniversaries in January! Click the links below to wish happy birthday or happy anniversary to our Crew members who are celebrating.
Shop Amazon and Donate to U Prep!
Did you know? You can donate to U Prep Schools anytime you shop on Amazon.com using Amazon Smile.

Sign up at the link below and choose "Detroit 90-90" as your charity. It's free to you!
The Magic of the Holiday
"The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each other’s burdens, easing other’s loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of the holidays."
- W. C. Jones
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