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Urban Prep Academies
We Believe.
Who we are

We are a nonprofit organization that operates a network of all-boys public schools. Providing high quality and and comprehensive college-preparatory educational experience to young men that results in our graduates succeeding in college.

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Our Mission

Urban Prep Academies is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates a network of all-boys public schools including the country’s first charter high school for boys.

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Enroll Today!

Urban Prep Academies currently operates three open enrollment public charter high schools in high-need communities in the city of Chicago. 

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Support Urban Prep

Through financial contributions, partnerships and volunteering, you can be a part of fulfilling the Urban Prep mission.

The ARCS

The Urban Prep Arcs, our comprehensive and innovative curriculum, is designed to embrace the unique experiences of urban young men and mold them into the types of well-rounded students that colleges covet.

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Promotes a rigorous college-prep curriculum

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Service Arc

Deepens students' sense of responsibility

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Activity Arc

Requires students to participate in one school-sponsored activity per year

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Professional/College Arc

Provides opportunities for students to spend time in a professional setting or on a college campus

Urban Prep Alumni Program

you can be a part of us...

The mission of the Urban Prep Alumni Affairs Department is to provide a support system to Urban Prep alumni that culminates in the students’ success in college.  

To support this mission, the department has designed the UP To and Through College Program. This program is a year-by-year plan that addresses the different challenges that students face between their final year of high school and their college graduation.

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Through financial contributions, partnerships and volunteering, you can be a part of fulfilling the Urban Prep mission.

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You too Can be an Urban Prep Man!

Urban Prep students believe in their potential and believe in their ability to exceed that potential.