University Preparatory Academy High School opened in September of 2003 when UPA's first Middle School students were ready to enter the 9th grade. It began with a 9th grade class of 128 students and added a grade each year, until it reached its full size in 2007. That was the same year that University Prep High School graduated its first class. Ninety-four percent of the first 12th grade class graduated that year, and over 90 percent of those graduates went on to post-secondary educational programs, statistics that have only been improved in succeeding years. These numbers show that our "one student at a time" philosophy is working. We've found a path that works for Detroit-area children, and we look forward to leading more students along that pathway.