Welcome to University Academy—home of the Rockets! Since opening our doors, University has provided an effective, consistent, and academically rigorous education in a safe, disciplined, and nurturing environment. We pride ourselves on our core values of teamwork, ownership, passion, and success. Our mission is to empower students to reach their fullest potential through the support of our highly effective educators, progressive technology, and families in the community. University Academy has received awards from the Ohio Department of Education including an A-Rating for Overall Value Added for the 2015-2016, 2016-2017nd 2017-2018 school year as well as a Progress Component Grade of B. Parents and their children are welcome to meet the principal and staff members, tour the school, and discuss the school’s commitment to education. We hope you will consider enrolling at University Academy, and allow us to serve your family.
Mr. Willie Banks
Community schools offer an alternative to the local public school. They are free and open to all students and focused on meeting student needs for success. Community schools are among the top-performing schools in the nation.
Our educational approach has five principles at its core. These principles provide a strong foundation for learning and include: 1) Individualized learning plan for all scholars, 2) High expectations for student achievement, 3) Safe and secure learning environment, 4) Integrated technology to advance achievement, 5) Collaborative relationships with parents and community members.
Individualized LearningWe care about every student and are committed to preparing children for lifelong success. Our Individualized Learning Plans start with a unique baseline for each student and analyze performance data at regular, short intervals. Teachers and staff tailor lessons and provide support accordingly. Individual Learning Plans are reviewed by teachers, parents and guardians at least one time each quarter.
Academic ExcellenceAs part of the ACCEL Schools network, we strategically apply best practices to our curriculum design, teacher training, and integrated technology to drive continuous gains in academic performance.
Accessible to AllWe foster a culture that is reflective of community values and interests, and we are open to all students.
Community PartnershipWe are not just located in your community — we are a part of it. We partner with local and government leaders and parents.
Safe and CaringWe care about the well-being and development of each child. We insist on a secure and orderly school. We address every aspect of security, from building codes and safety procedures to codes of conduct and character education. University Academy has a state of the art camera system, employs a full time security officer, and extensively trains staff to ensure the safest learning environment for all students.
University Academy has been rated A in overall value added because our students achieved academic growth that exceeded the expectations of the Ohio Department of Education.
Our school is part of ACCEL Schools, an established network of more than 40 charter and community schools located throughout the U.S. We serve more than 11,500 students nationwide.