Welcome back to a brand new school year at the new University Preparation Charter School! Mr. McCurdy


    I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be your child’s Fifth Grade teacher.  After co-teaching with Mrs. Johnston, being the Leadership Specialist over at the middle school, working in the Learning Center, teaching both middle school and elementary P.E., and teaching fifth and fourth grade over the last two years, I am looking forward to working alongside you and your family to make this a year of growth and discovery.

    Not long ago I received my Bachelor’s Degree and Teaching Credential from CSUCI.  This will be my 6th year at UPCS .  I am a diehard Los Angeles Clippers fan and love going to the movies. 

    Students in 5th grade have already begun to develop their individuality and begin looking forward to moving on up to middle school.  In fifth Grade, students are pushed to work more independently and take responsibility for their own actions. Along with work with multiplication and division, students will learn multiplication and division of fractions, measurement, and geometry.  Students will continue to read to learn as they create research projects and become better writers.  Science and Social Studies will continue to increase in complexity as students learn about the California Missions and gold rush and participate in a lot of engaging scientific experiments.  As friends become more important, students will continue to learn to value others and work together to complete tasks and activities. This year will be filled with work, but we plan to have some fun along the way.  I am excited about getting to know each student and look forward to the challenging and rewarding year ahead!


     Mr. McCurdy

    Name: Ryan McCurdy
    Grade Level: 4th and 5th grade
    Email: rmccurdy@pvsd.k12.ca.us
    Availability: You are always welcome!  I encourage students to be the first ones to come to me with any comments, questions, or concerns.  Of course, for parents, my door is always open. Before school or after school between 3 and 5PM are times I am generally available. It is best to schedule a time through the office or email me at rmccurdy@pvsd.k12.ca.us to set up a time.