Universal Academy - a Texas Education Agency “A-Rated” School District 2017-2018 and 2018-2019
Universal Academy provides a strong academic and instructional program for all students. Universal Academy has a positive impact on student achievement, attendance, and attitude, creating intensive programs, building the young person’s idealism and undertaking a variety of community service projects. Universal Academy combines Problem Based, Project Based learning and STEAM to make a greater academic impact sooner.
Universal Academy is divided into academies to create smaller communities within the school. Our program begins with early learning and goes through high school. With smaller divisions within the school, teachers are able to work in teams and across grade levels to share knowledge and strategies. Universal Academy’s rich and academically challenging curriculum focuses on STEAM, Project Based Learning, Problem- Based Learning incorporating high standards and expectations for student achievement. We implement Project-Based Learning teaching strategies in grades Pre Kindergarten-12, creating a one-of-a-kind Pre-school-to-college-to career program.
Ultimately, the school helps students build robust technical, oral and written communication skills that permit them to learn, think critically, express feelings, solve problems, articulate values, persuade, inspire and create.
Universal Academy has made strong organizational commitments to research, develop and design as well as to continue to improve our innovative academic program model for all grades while incorporating STEAM, PBL and PBL. We know that the strength of our STEAM program is significantly enhanced by both PBL’s and their unique teaching practices, leading to extraordinary outcomes for students to become life-long learners as well as college and beyond.
The District provides technical support to principals and teachers, so that they, in turn, can better support and nurture students’ success and achievement.
The District provides support in four important areas:
Cohorts – instructional assistance to teachers
Curriculum Development – Research-based curriculum that is taught using individualized instruction
Professional Development – Educational rounds are used in daily training and teacher support as well as workshops and courses on instructional, curricular and professional issues
Consultant Services – resource for administrators and teachers