University Prep Value High SchoolAcademic Excellence, Our First Value

On November 18, 2014 the Los Angeles Board of Education approved the charter for the second high school in the Value Schools system.

University Prep Value High School is located in the Pico-Union neighborhood and offers a challenging university preparatory curriculum. University Prep will use the Common Core State Standards to prepare each student to be successful in any four year university in the country. Principal Robert Poyer is dedicated to challenge the students, parents and faculty to create an exceptional school community by putting the school's values into action. Students have access honors and advanced placement (AP) classes, as well as other courses meant to prepare them for the rigors of university level courses. The goal: 100% acceptance to 4 year universities.

UPstudentsThe young women and men who will make a difference are those that have received a sound education.  They enbody the five core values and are citizens who:

  • actively seek to learn throughout their lives;
  • have both the basic knowledge and skills that all persons can acquire and the refinement of those special talents that each person possesses;
  • respect every person and work to promote the dignity of each person;
  • find that when collaborating with others their community can develop more fully than when individuals act on their own;
  • give something back to society through civic and political participation, family life and community service.

If you are interested in visiting our campus please contact the Principal Robert Poyer to arrange a student-guided tour.


For imporant school-related information, visit our School Regulations, Plans, & Policies section.

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1929 West Pico Blvd.
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Phone: (213) 382-1223