Upland High School students and parents will soon be able to choose whether to attend the Uplands High School’s first two semesters, but they will not have the opportunity to change their choice.
The university announced the decision on Thursday.
The decision was made after students and faculty members spoke to their parents, and after a comprehensive review of the situation.
It has been determined that Uplanders decision to offer semesters of college-level studies, instead of a high school diploma, is not in the best interests of the student body.
“The student body has been overwhelmingly supportive of this decision and has been extremely receptive to the school’s desire to pursue the first semester as planned,” Uplander said in a statement.
“We sincerely appreciate the tremendous support of the community and look forward to continuing to work together to ensure that the next phase of the UPLands experience will be a positive one.”
Students will begin the semesters in October.
The school will offer a three-year, $21,000 bachelor’s degree in a career and technology major in the fall.
Students will earn $15,000 in scholarships and $7,500 in grants.