CYPRESS COLLEGE PREP'S STORY
Expanding AJ Tutoring's partnership with High Bluff Academy into a comprehensive high school program.
Cypress College Prep was co-founded by Aaron Andrikopoulos and Joe Niederman. Friends since first-grade at Walter Hays Elementary in Palo Alto, Aaron and Joe now operate the premier test preparation and academic tutoring group in the Bay Area, AJ Tutoring.
Since founding AJ Tutoring, Aaron and Joe’s purpose has been to create a group of professional, charismatic, and energetic educators who share their passion for teaching. After seeing almost two decades worth of students’ long-term academic results with AJ Tutoring, along with an increase in demand to expand their WASC and A-G accredited for-credit high school course options, Aaron and Joe wanted to continue to grow their program with a comprehensive high school, Cypress College Prep, to create a holistic option for students. Just like AJ Tutoring, CCP will continue to provide a unique, small learning environment with a flexible and personalized educational support system to address the diverse needs of their students. Aaron, Joe, and their team are excited to launch CCP’s inaugural site in Menlo Park with you this fall!
WHY NAME THE EXPANSION AFTER A CYPRESS TREE?
As a branch growing from High Bluff Academy and AJ Tutoring’s programs in the Bay Area, the native cypress represents the unique ways students grow, just like its branches. The cypress seed pod symbolizes our objective to holistically nurture students to fully support their learning and life needs. Lastly, the shape of the cypress needles connects to Grecian laurels, a symbol of accomplishment and academia.
AJ AND CCP'S COMMITMENT TO CUSTOMIZED AND EXEMPLARY STUDENT SERVICES
We are passionate about helping students reach their full potential, and we are dedicated to providing families with a better understanding of educational options. Leveraging extensive knowledge and thorough preparation, we offer proven methods that combine structure and customization to meet our students’ unique challenges and goals. Our commitment to serving our students extends beyond class. We build support systems that integrate families into the learning process by communicating, in a timely and professional manner, information relevant to each student’s educational path. Our dedication to high quality service also enables us to giveback to the broader communities with which we interact. Our service extends to all those with whom we interact including our team members, students, their families and the local communities we serve.