All faculty and staff serve as mentors to up to 10 students each. Semimonthly one-on-one meetings between mentors and students are enhanced by daily informal contact that is made possible by the school's size. Mentors serve as advocates and liaisons between students, teachers, administrators, parents and even peers.
University High School's college counseling program is second to none. The size of the school allows the college counselor to know each student and family intimately. This knowledge assures a thorough and thoughtful college search and results in a good fit for each student. College counseling begins freshman year, walking families through every aspect of the process.
Student empowerment and voice....
Students are involved in every aspect of the school - from serving on hiring committees to initiating service products, and from sitting on the discipline committee to leading morning assemblies. Because of the inclusive athletics program, students can play more than one sport and be a member of any team, regardless of skill level or experience.
Three-week January Term intensive....
For three weeks in January, regular classes are suspended while students focus exclusively on a special course, much like a college intensive. Students select from a menu of opportunities that can range from oceanic studies to travel to Japan, and from principles of investing to game theory. January Term allows for daylong field trips and weeklong travel experiences such as foreign language immersion.
All University High School students purchase laptop computers at reduced school rates. The wireless campus gives students and teachers access to the best learning tools available as well as student-to- teacher communication.