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Welcome to Charter University Prep

Welcome to Charter University Prep school.  We are a preparation program for students to be successful at the University level upon graduation. Our format is set up like that of a University, using a hybrid learning model. Students attend classes in-person twice weekly and work on assignments independently online three days a week.  

Mission Statement

Charter University Prep provides the highest quality instruction and curriculum in math, science, the humanities, foreign languages, and the arts. We focus on addressing complex ideas and critical thinking, which are necessary for success at the University level. We teach students to effectively use emerging technologies and learning systems, and we prepare students to manage their own time and resources so they will demonstrate success in professional settings and college. We systematically strengthen students’ abilities to be rational, independently minded citizens who communicate effectively and contribute meaningfully to their communities.


Weekly Update 9/29

Good Afternoon CCA and CUPrep Families,

A big thank you to our families who attended the School Advisory Committee meeting on Wednesday! We had a small but dedicated group of parents join us to learn about our plans and to give us valuable feedback. 

We have some fun events planned!  Check them out below!


CUP, CCA, CHSA Junior High and High School  Harvest Festival Dance 

Day: Friday, October 27

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Cost: $7.00 Entrance Fee

Food, Cake Walk, Dancing and a Costume Contest! 



College Fair

Wednesday, October 4, 2023


Union Mine High School

6530 Koki Lane, El Dorado, CA

Free and open to all students in El Dorado County, this event will feature representatives from over 80 colleges, universities, technical schools and the military. No registration is required.

*2 Breakout sessions will occur before the fair at 5:30pm

    -5:30pm: UC/CSU Admissions Panel for students interested in in 4 year college

    -5:30pm: Community College & Trades Pathways for students interested in Community College or pursuing a career in the trades

Here is the link for more information College Fair site

Music Classes

Music classes have already begun, but it’s not too late to join! Please send Mrs. Sabado a message if you are interested in taking piano, guitar, or band this year:, c. 916-382-2595, text preferred

Drama Production: SAVE THE DATE

The CCA/CUP drama production, From the Mouths of Monsters, by Idris Goodwin will be performed on Thursday, November 30th and Friday, December 1st. Please mark your calendars to come out and support our talented students. 

Dress Guidelines

Please remember to dress appropriately for school.  Not sure what to wear?  Here are our Charter Dress for Success Guidelines.

Folsom Lake College - Important Dates

Spring 2024 Applications are open!

Please note, FLC is presently accepting applications for Dual Enrollment students, but the Spring Schedule of Classes will not be posted until the end of October. It’s a good idea for students to apply and establish an eservices account, but it is not yet time to start enrolling in classes.

Monday, October 30, 2023-FLC Spring 2024 Class Schedule Posted

Thursday, November  9, 2023-Students can see Enrollment Date for Spring and Registration Begins 

Recommended first FLC Courses:

HCD 310: College Success for 3 college units (10 High School credits)

HCD 330: Life and Career Planning for 1 college unit (3.33 High School credits)

Construction Trades Class (NCCT)

NCCT is a program which offers training for work in construction trades. The program has a class just for students in Grades 10 - 12.  The class is free and construction jobs are excellent careers as well as lucrative summer jobs for students!

  • High School students do NOT need a Driver's License to participate in the program. 

  • Students who attend a full semester at the NCCT program will earn 5 Career Tech Ed (elective) credits.

  • Regular attendance will be important as the skills are primarily hands-on.  Students will learn technical skills and will be introduced to employers in the area. 

  • The class meets Tuesdays from 12:30 to 2:30pm

  • 6187 Pleasant Valley Road. 

Interested in taking the class? We have a NEW contact.  Email

Physical Education

We are adjusting our graduation requirement and PE will not be a requirement of graduation.  Instead, an online Fitness course will be offered as an elective. If your student is scheduled to take PE this year, but would like to drop the Fitness class, please let us know.  You can email us at or so that we can adjust their schedule. 

Work Permits and Work Experience Class

Have a job? Want a job? An important reminder that students who have a job MUST HAVE A WORK PERMIT, and it needs to be renewed each school year. Applications are available on the school website under “Student Resources”. You can also come by the office or see Mr. Aiston. Email Mr. Aiston for details, questions and application (

If you have a job and want to earn academic credit, contact Mr. Aiston, the coordinator for the Work Experience program. The class meets on Wednesdays at 2:10pm. It’s a great way to both learn more about the work world and earn credits while you’re earning money! Email Mr. Aiston for more information (

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