Roseland University Prep is a small college preparatory high school located in the heart of the Roseland Community. Roseland University Prep opened in 2004 with the purpose of giving each student the opportunity to take college prep classes which would prepare them to attend a four-year university. The mission of Roseland University Prep is to offer students a small learning community with the promise to help support high school graduation and preparation for college. Our mission is driven by four basic principles: Academic Excellence, Individualized Learning, Shared Commitment, and a Small Learning Environment.
Most of the students at Roseland University Prep will be first generation high school graduates, and many of them come from low-income households, where English is a second-language. They have the drive and desire to achieve great things, but most lack the support, guidance and resources at home to help them reach their full potential. RUP does a great job of keeping them up to date on all the hoops to jump through to make it in the college world, but some students really want the extra help, support and expertise of a one-on-one mentor relationship. The mentorship program began when we noticed that our students were graduating and meeting the requirements to attend college, but many were dropping out their first year.