Volume 3 | June 2021
A Message From Our CEO

I am overwhelmed by the level of dedication showcased throughout this entire year. In the midst of unprecedented times, families, crew and scholars alike have worked diligently, as a collective, to bring this school year to a successful close. Congratulations and my most sincere thanks to each and every one of you. And to our 2021 graduates, who will embark on their new post-secondary journeys - never forget your U Prep foundation. As you begin this new chapter of adulthood, continue to be courageous, daring, and resilient. 

Please take advantage of this year’s summer school opportunity. The Academic House has designed a summer intensive that will help your child properly prepare for their matriculation into the next grade. There are still a few seats open. Be sure to check in with your child’s school director to obtain the schedule and the information for sign-up.

Each year, we take a minute to pause between our end-of-year celebrations and our summer school session. This year is no different. U Prep Schools will temporarily shut down from Monday, June 28th through Friday, July 9th. We will take this time to refuel and recharge, and we’ll see you back Monday, July 12th. During this shutdown period, our E-Newsletter will also be on hiatus. We will resume our monthly publication in August. The only platform that will remain open during the shutdown are applications for new families and new crew members. We are expanding our crew, and have openings for a variety of positions in our network. We also have a few seats left in our Kindergarten, 6th and 9th grades. Visit us at UPrepSchools.com to learn about how you, your family, or friends might apply to join our U Prep Community. We would love to have you as part of our family. 

Enjoy excerpts from our graduation ceremonies, our 5th and 8th grade scholars’ transition events, words of wisdom to new U Prep alum from their School Directors, and highlights from this year’s Night Of The Arts (NOTA), all enclosed in this month’s e-newsletter, below.  

Please be sure to take advantage of our world's slow but steady reopening, and reconnect with family and friends in person during the summer break. Rest up, stay safe, and be well. 

With gratitude,
Danielle Jackson, CEO
U Prep Schools
Cross Over with Your
U Prep Family!
U Prep Schools invites all 5th and 8th graders to a fun-filled experience as they matriculate to the next level in their academic journey. Look inside to hear firsthand how we keep our families engaged each step of the way.
Celebrating the Class of 2021
This year’s graduating seniors experienced their entire senior year in a pandemic. Their unique experiences were celebrated this month during their culminating commencement ceremonies. Enjoy the highlights from each of our three graduation events.
A Word to Our Graduates
We would like to congratulate the graduating class of 2021 at U Prep! Our School Directors have a few closing remarks and words of inspiration as our graduates move on to the next stage in their lives. Enjoy final words of encouragement below.
The Robotics Club Helps Create Future Engineers
The Robotics Club is one of the many opportunities that students can participate in that aligns with their career pathways. It is featured at UPSM High School and is open to all students, grades 9th-12th. This opportunity is one where students receive hands-on experience with programming and in robotics competitions.
The University of Michigan Delivers Unique STEM Experience to
Middle School Scholars
The Science for Tomorrow Program is an invaluable opportunity offered at UPA Middle School. Students learn about STEM careers and are introduced to scientific methods and the engineering design process, while working on small group projects. They also have the opportunity to spend the night on U of M's campus and gain advice directly from college students.
The U Crew Collective Blog
This month, we rounded out the “Liberation Through Education” series with the entry, Culturally Responsive Education: Reflection - Beyond the School Walls, penned by our crew member, John Johnson. This entry focused on how CRE positively impacts our scholars after they graduate from our U Prep school community.

Look for next month’s blog entry on Wednesday, July 21st.
U Prep Birthdays and Anniversaries
Help us celebrate! We have several birthdays and U Prep anniversaries in July. Click the links below to wish our Crew a Happy Birthday or Happy Anniversary.
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