Welcome to the University Park High School online home. We are proud to be a New Designs Charter School serving the families of south Los Angeles, California. Established in 2004, and home to over 800 students, we provide urban students with a rigorous curriculum designed to boost college and career readiness.

A Message From Our Principal

Welcome to University Park! 

As a New Designs Charter School, we are committed to creating a school culture of care, commitment, collaboration, and continuous improvement to give our students the “freedom to learn.” As Civil Rights leader W.E.B. Du Bois said, “We must... equip [our children] with such an array of facts and such an attitude toward truth that they can have a real chance to judge what the world is and what its greater minds have thought it might be." This is the purpose of education, and our purpose as well—to improve learning for all students so they can use their minds well and become productive and responsible citizens. 

At New Designs, our goal is to prepare a more diverse group of students to learn at higher levels, deal with complex issues, use technologies, and work collaboratively to dialogue, frame, and solve challenging problems. We invite you to join us!


Dr. Stephen Gyesaw

Dr. Stephen Gyesaw