What does your child find interesting, what is his or her passion? Does he love to read, shoot hoops or build things? UP schools have a strong commitment to providing experiential learning throughout the curriculum and coursework as the best way to prepare and inspire students. That philosophy carries through to the myriad of clubs and activities we offer our middle school and high school students after hours and to unique opportunities we provide for students to meet with mentors during the school day. Clubs provide students with the chance to learn about art, poetry and photography, join a book club or a bible study, play basketball, row crew or ride bicycles, study robotics and outer space, write for a newspaper, create a yearbook or just simply talk to staff and volunteers about their lives and concerns.
Students meet every two weeks to discuss the most recent book they've read and every snacks. Since the club started the students have read over 5,000 books collectively.
5 students from 5th grade meet weekly for 8 weeks to prepare simple, nutritious meals that cost less than $20 and serve 6. Our students learn kitchen skills and are exposed to new foods. During the last class we prepare a meal for the students' families.
UrbanExpressions is a movement experience. Through a mesh of dance techniques including: Hip hop, liturgical, modern, contemporary, students learn how to communicate through movement. For some, it's just a fun dance class.
This club focuses on preparing students interested in playing organized basketball (township, AAU, High School). The skills taught will go beyond the basic skills taught in PE. Both boys and girls are welcome.
This club will focus on how to create meaningful poetic rhymes and combine with instrumentals. Students will also be able to identify the meanings behind songs and how they impact society.Location: Science room, outside and trips.
This club will expose students to the Bible. Questions such as who wrote and inspired the Bible will be answered. This open forum will provide an opportunity for questions to be asked in a more intimate setting. There will also be discussions of various passages and how they relate today.
This club will focus on projects. The projects will include mural painting, advanced drawing & painting, photography, collage, sketchbook assignments. Location: Art Studio, outside, trips to places to draw/sketch.
Students receive intense hands-on experience in writing and reporting skills as well as the opportunity to published their writings in the student-operated newspaper.
This club will expose student’s to ways to express oneself creatively, as each student's contribution to the yearbook can be seen come to fruition when the yearbook arrives in June!
This club requires a high level of commitment as students generally attend practice four days a week, including one weekend day. Students also compete in regattas on many weekends during the spring.
This club practices in the winter and spring to ride in the Pedal for Promise in early May.
This club is open to a limited number of students with a serious interest in photography. S Mr. Goode leads this club.
Students in the robotics club build and compete with robots in competitions with other schools. This club is overseen by Dr. Bolden.
High School juniors and seniors have the opportunity to have lunch once a month with a group of local buisness leaders to network and learn skills that they can take with them into the workforce after college.
This is a community service club which organizes community service projects for the school to participate in and also presents on their accomplishments at the SIA conference each spring.
This club is lead by Mr. Watkins. It generally meets once a month to watch space related documentaries or other shows, discuss space, and, of course, eat.
Mr. Nelson leads this club which meets monthly for discussion, fellowship, and food.