Curriculum and instruction at University Academy is designed to increase student achievement and to support our mission of preparing students to succeed in an institution of higher education and to participate as leaders in society.
Elementary curriculum emphasizes mastery of basic skills such as reading, math, science, social studies, communication arts, music and physical education. The curriculum is individualized to meet special needs, and lessons are also provided to develop social skills, positive character traits and drug-abuse resistance skills.
Middle School curriculum and supporting activities are designed to help students enter their teen years with success and confidence. The required curriculum includes courses in social studies, mathematics, advanced mathematics, language arts, science, physical education and health. Elective classes are available in art, music, and Spanish.
The Upper School is guided by the philosophy that a college preparatory curriculum should be about mastering the key concepts taught in the curricular coursework. Mastery Learning is our vehicle of choice for helping students work to high standards and for both fostering good academic habits. Mastery assessments make up anywhere from 40% to 50% of the total points that a student will earn in a course.
More detailed information for specific grades can be found at the school sites below:
- Grades K-5 - click this link and then click Grade K-5 Curriculum on the left hand side.
- Grades 6-8 - click this link and then click Grade 6-8 Curriculum on the left hand side.
- Grades 9-12 - click this link and then click Grade 9-12 Curriculum on the left hand side.