Who We Are

Who is Universal Academy?

  • Student population is 25% Black, 24% White & Other, and 51% Hispanic
  • 73% of the students are eligible to receive free or reduced price lunch
  • 16% of the students are English Language Learners
  • 16% of the students receive Special Education services
  • 99.6% of the teachers are highly qualified according to Texas State Education Department
  • Universal Academy received a Bronze Award from U.S. News & World Report’s Top High Schools

What Do Our Schools Do?

  • Build essential knowledge and skills in all Learning Standards, providing a strong academic core in English Language Arts; Mathematics; Science and Technology; Social Studies; Languages Other Than English; Physical Education, Health and The Arts
  • Implement school themes or philosophies that help students understand subject matter and achieve academic success
  • Use technology as a tool for learning with at least five computers in every classroom, laboratories, library-media centers, and Internet access
  • Provide targeted instruction in reading and mathematics both during school and after school
  • Integrate enrichment opportunities through field trips, music and art, hands-on and cooperative learning projects, and extracurricular activities
  • Offer supplementary support services through Title I Reading and Mathematics, Resource Room, ESL, and Guidance Counselors
  • Foster partnerships with community organizations, cultural institutions, and colleges that extend learning beyond the classroom
  • Engage parents as partners in education through Parent Teacher Organization, workshops, conferences, open houses and fairs, performances, advisory committees, and school-based decision-making teams
  • Introduce career interests through curricular studies, service learning, and real world connections
  • Promote ongoing Professional Development through common planning periods, workshops and courses, curriculum development and collegial sharing
  • Improve self-esteem and esteem for others through multicultural education studies and celebrations
  • Uphold and uniformly enforce the District’s Code of Conduct and Uniform Policy for Students and Staff to provide a safe, orderly learning environment for students
  • Stimulate curiosity and creativity through hands-on exploration and discovery