Online University Prep
Prepares high school students for university
Prepare for College From Home
Our Online University Prep High School Academy is for students in 9th through 12th grades who want to be ready to apply to a four-year university, state college or community college after high school graduation. In this unique program, students work independently at home and in the community with the support of content-specific teachers and in small-group activities with other students.
Academic success at the college level requires students to have a high level of technology skills. Since students complete their coursework online at home, they are provided with a free Chromebook while enrolled. Projects are completed with the help of a variety of online tools such as Google Apps, an online learning management system, virtual math labs and more. In addition, teachers and students stay connected by way of face to face, phone, text, video calls, and email.
All of this for FREE!
- Online learning system
- One-on-one relationships with credentialed teachers
- Student budget of $1,500 per year for projects, enrichment activities and community college materials
- Tutoring and counseling support
- Free community college opportunities
- Flexible program to fit your schedule
- Free Chromebook while enrolled to complete classes online
- Support services including academic and career planning
- Field trips, college visits, weekly events and student clubs
- Career Technical Education (CTE) programs: Medical Careers and Gaming pathways
- Free Behind-The-Wheel Driver’s Education using student budget
- Creative writing courses with 916 Ink – become a published author in high school
We also offer a high school program for students planning to attend community college or join the workforce after graduation. Click here to learn about our Independent Study program.
Students are provided opportunities to research local universities like Cal State Sacramento and UC Davis. Through field trips, our students learn what college is like. In addition, our UC Davis STEM mentoring program helps our students develop college plans with visits to university campuses, which allows each student to have an opportunity to interact with college students to explore their post-high school options. Students in this academy take A-G honors courses which are required to apply to many State and UC system universities. Visions students also have the opportunity to start earning college credits while still in high school.
Students work in groups to learn by doing projects that are based upon the students’ unique interests. Each individual receives support from their peers and a team of teachers through various types of meetings. The students develop strong communication, presentation, organization, time-management, research, self-awareness, and reflection skills from the University Prep model of learning in groups and doing individual projects.
Visions uses Learning Assessments to build students a personalized learning plan. Assessments are administered using the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) MAP for grades 9-11. Visit our FAQs for more info.
At Visions, we’re proud to be a part of every student success story. While we help our students earn a high school diploma, we know that’s just the beginning of many remarkable achievements. Hear from our students who found success in their personalized college-bound pathways — and went on to accomplish amazing things after graduation. Read more success stories here.
“If you are struggling or aren’t happy because you feel lost or bullied in public school and if you are willing to do the work to be successful, then you should definitely give [Visions] a try.”
“What drove me to switch to Visions In Education was the flexibility. I can better flex with my other commitments and create a balanced routine to be able to achieve my goals. I love the school and the many ways I can get involved.”
“Just graduated last year from Visions. I had an amazing experience and don’t think I could’ve done it without Visions! If you’re thinking about joining this school, DO IT!”
“Visions In Education is an excellent option for those who struggle in the traditional school setting. We never thought that our son would take the initiative that he’s taking to finish his assignments. He also receives more one-on-one time with his teacher than he ever did at his other high school. Considering Visions? It’s worth checking out!” Read more reviews on GreatSchools.
“Visions was amazing at being accommodating and helping me succeed in spite of obstacles. They really created an environment where I could thrive.”
“I loved Visions. I took all four years of high school from home because of Visions. They provided me with a laptop so I was able to work easily. I had a great teacher who helped me out by teaching me life skills.” Read more reviews on Niche.
“Two of my girls graduated from here. Their teacher is still in their lives as adults. Great school and great staff!”
“It has been a great experience being a student at Visions, and I would have enrolled as soon as I discovered them if I had known about them earlier. I was particularly impressed with how welcoming and helpful they were, which was vital to my success as a recent immigrant.”
“Visions is really the best of both worlds because you get the guidance of a credentialed teacher, the funds to tailor your child’s education to their interests, and the flexibility of a home school schedule. Your teacher is just there to bounce off ideas, help with resources, help with curriculum, and make sure your child is on track with CA guidelines for grade level.”
“It was a really cool experience. The teachers here really help and support you to get you where you want to be.”
“This school becomes family, with excellent teachers and staff always willing to help in anyway needed. We love this school.”
“This is an awesome school my daughter is self motivated and completed her high school with Visions. She loved Visions because she was focused and she was able to go to junior college at the same time.”
“I loved Visions. The teachers were always there to support, teach, and work with students to succeed. My teachers took the time to get to know me and took a real interest in helping me grow; completely different experience from when I was in [traditional] public school.” Read more reviews on Niche.
“I greatly enjoyed my self-directed education with so many resources available to me. The budget money that students receive helps make education fun by allowing us to participate in many enrichment classes, and Visions’ reputation of academic rigor made it a great choice!”
“Been with them 8 years, each year is better than the last. They give you as much support as you need and want. Both my kids are extremely happy with their education and freedom of learning. Our teacher has had our kids since kinder and knows them so well. Even this many years later we are happy with Visions and all they offer our kids, no other charter compares.” Read more reviews on Google.
“For me, doing independent study is super beneficial. I love getting to do schoolwork around my schedule so that I can do the things that I enjoy but also still get school done.”
“I was a student with Visions and graduated in 2003. Now I want to put my son in Independent Study at Visions, because I really liked the program.”