Jemicy’s Upper School Prep program is a comprehensive, pre-high school curriculum designed to serve students who need further development of foundational academic skills to transition successfully to a college-preparatory upper school program.
The USP program integrates direct instruction in executive function, time-management, and study skills into each academic discipline. The structured, sequential program equips students with tools and strategies necessary to comprehend, organize, and retain information, and it prepares them for the rigors of a college-preparatory high school curriculum. Students may matriculate to Jemicy’s Upper School or to other area high schools.
Math: Placement determined by teacher recommendation and Educational Team
Skills: Students receive personalized, targeted instruction to support a particular area of growth
USP Seminar: 1 trimester each of Drawing, Acting, and Physical Education
USP Extension: Under the direct guidance of the teacher, students learn academic strategies and practice key skills, such as study and test-taking strategies, note-taking, time-management, and organization. The USP academic program provides a framework for further development and practice of each skill.
Too often, teachers assume their students possess the innate skills needed to organize, process, study, and take notes on material presented in class. At Jemicy, we make no such assumption. We understand that even bright students who have weaknesses in these areas may struggle in school. The Upper School Prep (USP) program improves academic success by fostering self-awareness, confidence, competence, and independence.