UCAP is a second chance school for students who are at serious risk of dropping out. All of our students have been held back at least one grade before enrolling. At UCAP, they can complete three grades in two years and catch up with their age group. More importantly, they gain the academic and social skills necessary to succeed in high school and in life. Students learn how to take responsibility, set goals, work hard, take risks, and have fun. Our model is proven ~ we flip the statistics from failure to success!
On October 29th, UCAP celebrated the Grand Gpening of the new Annex! Thank you to Mayor Angel Tavares, Dr. Susan Lusi, Superintendent of Providence Public Schools, Denise Jenkins of the Rhode Island Foundation, David Haffenreffer, Chair for the Fund for UCAP, UCAP School Secretary Muriel Marchand, UCAP Student Felix Cortez, and UCAP Parent Teresa Miller for cutting the ribbon. We are so excited to use our new science lab, art studio, and the school's first-ever gymnasium. Let the learning begin! Click here to learn more about the momentous event and to see more photos.
Back in 2007, Bob Kerr of the Providence Journal wrote a piece on the UCAP boys basketball team's victorious journey to the RI middle school championship--despite the school never having a gym. Six years later, as we open our brand new Annex building, students couldn't be more excited about their new space, which includes an art room, science lab, meeting spaces, and a GYM! Bob recently toured the new facility and wrote a piece that brings UCAP's story full circle. It appeared in Sunday Oct. 13's Providence Journal. Read the article.