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Online University Prep High School

Online University Prep students are planning on attending a four year college or university after graduation. Classes are taken online and students can contact content teachers for support by email or phone. Students can also sign up for Zoom through the teacher’s virtual tutoring link. Honors courses are available to help students prepare for college/university. 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.

Yes, our online curriculum satisfies college and university admissions requirements. University Prep also offers required labs for Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Spanish Voice Labs are offered through video conferencing.

University Prep students complete classes, classwork, and exams online with their teacher’s support. Students meet with teachers in small student group meetings that are conducted virtually and in public places (coffee shops, libraries, etc.) within the students’ communities.

Students complete their coursework in our online program with the support of their mentor teacher and content teachers. Students complete personalized projects using technology to achieve success in a standards-based curriculum. Core classes are supported by a content teacher who is available to students through email, chat, Google Hangouts, and office hours. The goal of University Prep is to prepare students to meet college admission requirements. All students will be enrolled in classes that meet these requirements.

Learning Assessments provide students with a clear view of where they stand academically and determine what they’re ready to learn next to build their personalized learning plan. Students in grades nine through eleven will participate in the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) MAP reading and mathematics assessments. Learning Assessments will be referenced in the student’s Master Agreement and will be administered to all Visions students.

Visions students enjoy all the social opportunities other high school students have and many more. These include weekly events, dances, student meeting experiences, student clubs, study hall and extracurricular writing classes. Activities vary by academy, but all students are given opportunities to socialize and make new friends.

Yes! Dual Enrollment allows qualified students to take free community college courses on top of their high school coursework. Students may take core courses, elective or technical education courses. In many instances, we help cover the costs of materials and textbooks for these classes while enrolled. For more information, see our Support Services page.

Visions In Education partners with community colleges throughout our service area to offer Career Technical Education (CTE) classes. Visions students receive hands-on occupational and technical training in a wide variety of fields, including gaming, medical, and more. For more information, please see our Support Services page.

Yes! University Prep students can take Driver’s Education using funds from their $1,500 budget. Visions In Education utilizes a California DMV approved, internet-based, course. This online course covers the ground rules of road and vehicle safety, with an emphasis on capable and efficient driving.

This will depend on the student’s unique circumstance and personalized educational plan developed with the student’s counselor. Students must receive approval from their Principal to ensure early graduation.

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