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. All courses in this academy meet A-G requirements which are required to apply to many State and UC system universities.
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.