Great school! Fantastic teachers and principals, Mr. Steele and Mr. Nivens. Guidance counselor is super, Mr. Kerce. Great sports teams, cheerleaders are top notch in competitions. Reasonable tuition, good safety features in place.
Loved this school for the entire 13 years I was enrolled there. K - 12! Would have no problem sending any future kids I may have there.
UC is a diamond in the rough. Not only is it one of the best bargains compared to other private/Christian schools out there (did you know UC actually lowered its tuition for middle and elementary school for the 2009-2010 school year?), but its graduation requirements are actually higher than some of the so-called college prep schools in our fair city. To my knowledge, UC will also be the only private/Christian school in Jacksonville that will offer dual enrollment classes (college level classes with hs and college credit) on their campus, so students won't have to travel to FCCJ or UNF. All this plus a distinctively Christian environment. There were over 150 salvations in our student body this past year. PRAISE GOD! Its a new era at UC. You ought to check it out.
i really like it but they can do better on teacher student interaction.
This is my second year at University Christian. They have a very well balanced education, quality athletic and extra-curricular program, as well as a Christ centered approach. My child will graduate in two years well prepared for college!
This is my daughters second year at UC,overall we are pleased.The teachers take a intrest in my daughter and call at the slightest change. Its like a family but with all famlies you have problems but overall a caring environment that allows my daughter to be herself. The school has imporoved each year. She will return for her Senior year. Go Christians.
This school is outstanding. all kinds of sports, classes and great teachers. the staff and faculty cares deeply. and it inspires their students to do their best. Many students even go to the church, even though they don't have to. It truely is an excellent school!
UC cares more about making children fit into a certain mold instead of celebrating their differences. They care more about 'are you chewing gum in the hall way' then the kids actual education. My kid was carrying a below 'C' average in one of the classes and I never got a phone call....however, when my kid wore a shirt (on a day that they didn't have to wear uniforms) that they didn't like (no profanity or anything of that nature) they called me and I had to leave work to bring another shirt in. It's crazy where they put their attention as teacher and faculty members. I will not enroll my child next year.
I am very pleased with UC. This is my son's second year at UC. He is also happy here at UC.
My niece came from out of the country to UCS, english is her second language, her experience in UCS has been great. Caring teachers and staff have made her feel just at home. Grades are good because of the help of the teachers. It is the christian enviroment that I just was looking for. Overall its a great place for your children to learn and excell in all areas.
Its my senior year and i gave this school a 5 because it has some teachers who care about the students. every school has mistakes but UC tries and does its best which is pretty good.
My son started attending UCS last year and I am very pleased. He loves it there also. I love the fact you can up progress of their grades and assignments online. The staff is very caring also. He went to public school so he had to adjusted to the workload but he has pretty well. I am a very proud of hime.
A great christian school. My daughter has gone to UC from 2nd grade to 10th grade (this year) A National Honor Student, and good Christian values and instruction, what more could a parent ask for.
My child has been at UC since the age of 4. This school use to have so much to offer and now I am questioning the academic process of this school. I am looking at removing my child as I do not believe the teachers challenge the children enough. Sports has totally went down hill and that is due to the athletic director not Coach Nivens as he is awesome.
My kids have been at U/C since Pre-K. The faculty and staff are accessible and care about my children. The academics have improved the last few years. Athletics had slipped but I do see progress with the hiring of Coach Mullins for Baseball and Coach Nevins for Football. Most people are not comfortable with change and will react negatively in the beginning. Also, U/C has cracked down on discipline. Not every teacher is excellent but I can only name a handful of excellent teachers I had and I went to very good private schools. Most of the teachers are qualified and caring and encourage our children academically and spiritually. I could send my kids to any private school and I chose U/C and would recommend it to anyone.
University Christian continues to amaze me by all of the 'God Moments' God has truly blessed the leaders of UC and we are so proud of the commitment that each person that has worked there has given. Strong leadership will move this school in the direction of academic leadership and great Christian foundations that every parent and student will be proud of. I am a proud parent of a graduate of UC and have two more coming up the chain. I can not think of anywhere else I would want my kids learning about God and the investments he has made in them to deliver His word. Thank you UC for that and thank you God for providing for our family to continue giving the best Christian education in Jacksonville! This school is Heaven sent!
Unfortunately we will not re-enroll our kids next year. The school has been a profound disappointment. Some of the teachers are superb, but ask about the pyramid discipline system before you consider enrolling your child.
University Christina is a joke. I am a student and have been attending for six years and it has been the worst educational experience in my life. All of the years I have been attending I have learned very little and most of the teachers are horrible. UC has found a new superintendent Duane Sherman. He has made some good changes but has made more bad then good. The first couple weeks of school through the 2006-2007 school year he started changing rules in the school while the school has already started. But overall if I was a parent I would not send my kids there.
It is true that UC is making many academic changes, but the school has a long way to go. Much of the work the students complete in class is what I call 'busy work.' There is not much quality 'instructional time.' There are many great students that attend UC, however, there are many students that do not need to be attending the school but continue to be there. I hope UC improves, but I am not keeping my two children there to see if it does. The tuition at UC is at a low cost and this is one reason I feel that 'you get what you pay for.'
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