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2020 Universal Academy Graduation Ceremonies

Commencement will be May 29, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at The Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. This will be a ceremony to honor you, the student, for completing all of the graduation requirements established by the Universal Academy School Board.

For those friends and family who are unable to attend, they may view graduation from this YouTube link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9jomzo8P_g

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Notice of School Board Meeting

School Board meeting will be held via video conference: Thursday, May 28th, 2020, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Register in advance for this webinar at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8Blf7ffLTseskC79U_KeVg

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Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Food Benefits
Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is a one-time food benefit for families who lost access to free or reduced-price meals due to school closures. Eligible P-EBT families will receive application instructions from schools in late May. The P-EBT application will open the first week of June.
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Join the UA Family!

Join a Texas Education Agency “A-Rated” Charter School that has been approved by Cambridge Assessment International Education to offer its world-class Cambridge programs. We believe in providing our students with robust educational programs in order to ensure that your child is prepared for future success. Start your child’s journey today by completing our online application.

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School Closure Updates

Dear Parents, Faculty, and Staff:

Given the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19, Effective Friday, April 17 at noon, Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order declaring that ALL TEXAS schools will remain closed for the duration of this school year.

Universal Academy will extend the suspension of normal district operations through Friday, May 29, 2020 in an effort support our nation’s need to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. We will continue our Online Learning Platform until the end of the school year.

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School Closure Updates (Espanol)

Estimados padres, facultad y personal:

Dada la rápida evolución de la situación con COVID-19, a partir del viernes 17 de abril al mediodía, el gobernador Greg Abbott emitió una orden ejecutiva que declara que TODAS las escuelas de TEXAS permanecerán cerradas durante este año escolar.

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Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4th-8th at Universal Academy. We’d like to invite all students and parents to show extra gratitude to teachers and school staff during Teacher Appreciation Week. Participation is optional. Our goal is to make our teachers feel extra special during this week even though we are unable to be together!

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Commissioner Morath's Message To Parents

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) continues to work with the Office of the Governor, Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) to coordinate and plan the state’s response to COVID-19. TEA’s role in these efforts is to help coordinate the flow of information from the state to districts, help districts solve problems, and provide guidance that will aid in districts’ decision-making.

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Online Services for Special Education and 504 Students

As you have heard, Universal Academy is implementing a distance learning platform for educational services beginning March 24, 2020. The majority of this learning will take place through digital media depending upon individual student and family needs.

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Online Learning Plans

Beginning Tuesday, March 24, 2020 all Universal Academy students will begin online learning at home while our buildings are closed. Currently, all campuses will be closed through April 3, 2020. However, the situation continues to be fluid, and this may change.

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Student Learning Plans

To access online learning plans, Universal Academy Teachers will email online weekly assignments to parents and students during the school closing period. Students should have access to their online accounts. Please email your child’s teacher if you do not have access. You will find your teachers’ at the link below.

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IT TAKES ALL OF US TO SAVE LIVES!

If we work together, fewer of our friends and family will be affected by the coronavirus. Hospitals won’t be overloaded and lives will be saved.

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¡SALVAR VIDAS ES UNA TAREA QUE REQUIERE DE TODOS!

Si trabajamos juntos, habrá menos de nuestros amigos y familiares afectados por el coronavirus. Los hospitales no estarán llenos y se salvarán más vidas.

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Important Message Regarding the COVID-19

Universal Academy will be closing for an undetermined amount of time. Although our school buildings are not open, we will facilitate continuous learning opportunities for our students through our online format.

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Weekly Assignments and Communication

Parents will receive weekly emails from their child’s teachers regarding the online learning format. These emails will give you informational updates and weekly assignments. Please check on your friends to make sure they are receiving daily emails.

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STAAR and EOC Testing Requirements Waived

On March 16, 2020, Governor Abbott announced that all STAAR and EOC Testing Requirements for the 2019-2020 school year have been waived.

Free Lunch - School Meal Finder

Select your state and/or provide your address to find meal sites while schools are closed. 

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Internet Access

If you do not have internet access at home, we have provided some options offered by a few Internet Service Providers.

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Cambridge Outstanding Learners

Universal Academy is the first and only public school in the State of Texas to offer the “World-class Cambridge curriculum” as an official licensee.

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Coming Soon! Equestrian Program
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Universal Academy’s Approved Boundaries by TEA: Allen ISD • Argyle ISD • Arlington ISD • Aubrey ISD • Birdville ISD • Carroll ISD • Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD • Castleberry ISD • Cedar Hill ISD • Coppell ISD • Dallas ISD • Denton ISD • DeSoto ISD • Duncanville ISD • Everman ISD • Ferris ISD • Forney ISD • Fort Worth ISD • Frisco ISD • Garland ISD • Grand Prairie ISD • Grapevine-Colleyville ISD • Highland Park ISD • Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD • Irving ISD • Keller ISD • Kennedale ISD • Krum ISD • Lake Dallas ISD • Lancaster ISD • Lewisville ISD • Little Elm ISD • Mansfield ISD • Mesquite ISD • Northwest ISD • Plano ISD • Ponder ISD • Richardson ISD • Rockwall ISD • Sanger ISD • Sunnyvale ISD • Wylie ISD • Allen ISD • Argyle ISD • Arlington ISD • Aubrey ISD • Birdville ISD • Carroll ISD • Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD • Castleberry ISD • Cedar Hill ISD • Coppell ISD • Dallas ISD • Denton ISD • DeSoto ISD • Duncanville ISD • Everman ISD • Ferris ISD • Forney ISD • Fort Worth ISD • Frisco ISD • Garland ISD • Grand Prairie ISD • Grapevine-Colleyville ISD • Highland Park ISD • Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD • Irving ISD • Keller ISD • Kennedale ISD • Krum ISD • Lake Dallas ISD • Lancaster ISD • Lewisville ISD • Little Elm ISD • Mansfield ISD • Mesquite ISD • Northwest ISD • Plano ISD • Ponder ISD • Richardson ISD • Rockwall ISD • Sanger ISD • Sunnyvale ISD • Wylie ISD • Allen ISD • Argyle ISD • Arlington ISD • Aubrey ISD • Birdville ISD • Carroll ISD • Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD • Castleberry ISD • Cedar Hill ISD • Coppell ISD • Dallas ISD • Denton ISD • DeSoto ISD • Duncanville ISD • Everman ISD • Ferris ISD • Forney ISD • Fort Worth ISD • Frisco ISD • Garland ISD • Grand Prairie ISD • Grapevine-Colleyville ISD • Highland Park ISD • Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD • Irving ISD • Keller ISD • Kennedale ISD • Krum ISD • Lake Dallas ISD • Lancaster ISD • Lewisville ISD • Little Elm ISD • Mansfield ISD • Mesquite ISD • Northwest ISD • Plano ISD • Ponder ISD • Richardson ISD • Rockwall ISD • Sanger ISD • Sunnyvale ISD • Wylie ISD • Allen ISD • Argyle ISD • Arlington ISD • Aubrey ISD • Birdville ISD • Carroll ISD • Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD • Castleberry ISD • Cedar Hill ISD • Coppell ISD • Dallas ISD • Denton ISD • DeSoto ISD • Duncanville ISD • Everman ISD • Ferris ISD • Forney ISD • Fort Worth ISD • Frisco ISD • Garland ISD • Grand Prairie ISD • Grapevine-Colleyville ISD • Highland Park ISD • Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD • Irving ISD • Keller ISD • Kennedale ISD • Krum ISD • Lake Dallas ISD • Lancaster ISD • Lewisville ISD • Little Elm ISD • Mansfield ISD • Mesquite ISD • Northwest ISD • Plano ISD • Ponder ISD • Richardson ISD • Rockwall ISD • Sanger ISD • Sunnyvale ISD • Wylie ISD

Universal Academy

The first and only public or charter school in the State of Texas to offer the “World-class Cambridge curriculum” as an official licensee

Academics

Universal Academy has a proven quality educational system. Our educators and support staff enthusiastically share the open-enrollment charter school’s mission to empower all students to take their place in the world as knowledgeable, competent responsible citizens.

Athletics

Universal Academy’s athletic program provides an environment where students develop sports skills, physical fitness, teamwork, sportsmanship and respect for others that will prepare for success in their adult life.

Creative Arts

Universal Academy will provide your child with focused instruction in the visual arts, music, theatre, or broadcast journalism, preparing you for personal, academic, or professional work in the arts.