University Academy – 6801 Holmes St., Kansas City, MO

UNIVERSITY ACADEMY

University Academy

What is University Academy?

University Academy is a college preparatory K–12 charter public school in Kansas City, Missouri. The school’s mission is to prepare students to succeed in an institution of higher education and to be leaders in society. The school’s vision is to be the best college-preparatory charter public school in the country with an emphasis on college preparation, career development, community service and leadership.

Here is a link to the school website.

Honors and Awards By Year

  • Upper School recognized as a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School (US Department of Education)
  • 100% Annual Performance Report (APR) score for 2017-2018 for the second year in a row (Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education)
  • Award for being the 1st ever Missouri charter public school to be receive National Blue Ribbon Schools recognition (Missouri Charter Public School Association)
  • Exceptional Charter School in Special Education (National Association of Special Education Teachers)
  • Upper School only high school in MO to receive Gold Star School recognition in 2017 (Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education)
  • 5 year accreditation from AdvancED
  • Smart List: 100 Middle and High Schools Worth Visiting (Getting Smart)
  • Upper School recognized with a bronze medal for excellence for 7th consecutive year (U.S. News & World Report)
  • Upper School was one of only fifty-four schools in the country to be named a National Title I Distinguished School (National Title I Association)
  • Ranked #1 out of 397 high schools for performance on 2015-2016 Missouri End of Course (EOC) tests (schooldigger.com)
  • 100% Annual Performance Report (APR) score for 2015-2016 (Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education)
  • Upper School recognized with a bronze medal for excellence for 5th consecutive year (U.S. News & World Report)
  • Recognized as one of America’s Top High Schools in the “Beating the Odds” category (Newsweek Magazine)
  • 96.1% Annual Performance Report (APR) score for 2014-2015 (Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education)
  • Upper School recognized with a bronze medal for excellence for 4th consecutive year (U.S. News & World Report)
  • 90.7% Annual Performance Report (APR) score for 2013-2014 (Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education)
  • Upper School recognized with a bronze medal for excellence for 3rd consecutive year (U.S. News & World Report)
  • 96.4% Annual Performance Report (APR) score for 2012-2013 (Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education)
  • Upper School recognized with a bronze medal for excellence for 2nd consecutive year (U.S. News & World Report)
  • Met 14/14 of Missouri’s academic performance standards for the 2011-2012 year
  • Outstanding School Award (National Council on Educating Black Children)
  • 5 year accreditation from AdvancED
  • Upper School recognized with a bronze medal for excellence (U.S. News & World Report)

BY THE NUMBERS

100%

of UA grads accepted into college, and 53% accepted into Top 150 institutions (2016).

by U.S. Department of Education – Upper School (2017).

100%

APR Rating from the Department of Education (2016-17, 2017-18).