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U-Prep’s school counselors play a key role in contributing to the school’s close-knit community experience. Their priority is tending to the academic, career and personal/social needs of our students. They provide educational guidance to students and their parents by assisting with schedule planning, recommending courses and determining educational supports and solutions, teaching courses related to career and college readiness (e.g. Senior Transition, Peer Mentoring, Conflict Management), and hosting Parent University nights (e.g. College 101, Financial Aid Night). The U-Prep counselors also facilitate support systems for students based on their needs (e.g. Student Study Team meetings, referrals to community agencies). The administrator, counselor and teacher/advisors, working together, strive to provide the following personalized services to students and parents during the school year:
Welcome to U-Prep’s College Information Page. This page is to assist students and parents in the college planning process by providing some of the most valuable sites on the Internet. There is a wealth of information on the site regarding college information, scholarships, and financial aid. I encourage every student and parent to take the time and explore each link. The U-Prep staff works hard to help each student reach their academic goal in being college ready whether that is a community college, four-year university/college, vocational school, private school or armed services. I hope you find this page useful throughout your college exploration. Thank you!
High School Counselor
U-Prep offers a cross-age peer tutoring program. Services are provided by U-Prep students for U-Prep high school students. Peer tutors are slightly older students who have been selected for the program by school counselors. Tutors receive training in how to support younger students in their academics and in developing a productive youth-to-youth relationship. Peer tutoring takes place during the school day and is supervised by school counselors.
A University Preparatory School Peer Mentor is committed to serving the students of U-Prep. Mentors improve our school by making it as safe and welcoming as possible. They are committed to the well-being of our students and believe that students who make friendships and connections with one another will thrive. Mentors are excellent role models, who care about our school and our students. U-Prep Peer Mentors run lunch time intramural games twice a week, hold a ‘games club’ twice a week, and serve as and conflict managers. For more information on how to connect your student with the U-Prep peer mentoring program, please contact Matt Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The school counseling program is designed to provide students and families with a range of supportive services, including referrals to community agencies. The counseling center provides a safe, supportive environment where students can go to discuss a variety of issues from depression, grief, self-esteem, homelessness, foster care, substance use disorders, disabilities, mental illness, family life and stress to dating violence, gender identify and health issues. Students can get help and recognize that there is no stigma associated with mental health, substance abuse, gender identity, or other supportive services. School and community crisis intervention resources are updated annually and made available to students and families. Through on-campus programs and community-based partnerships, students receive counseling and other support services for the purpose of maximizing student engagement and success.
For more information please visit U-Prep website or contact the Student Support Services Office at 530-245-2767.