Students enrolled 606
Hours 7:55 - 3:15
School leader Nawal Hamadeh
Transportation options Yes
District Universal Academy
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4612 Lonyo Avenue
Detroit, MI 48210

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August 28, 2014
100% of UA graduates are accepted into college. We are also honored by the recognition and awards that distinguish Universal Academy from its peers and underscore our commitment to excellence, including: Detroit Skillman Foundation s Good School Award Title I Distinguished School of the Year (2010) Oakland University Compliance Award (annually since award inception in 2007): Detroit News School Report Card: Universal Academy ranked among best 5 high schools in Detroit Time magazine article, Detroit s Unlikely Saviors featuring Mrs. Nawal Hamadeh, UA Superintendent Michigan Charter School Administrator of the Year (2007): Mrs. Nawal Hamadeh, Superintendent Arab American Chamber of Commerce, Arab American Professional of the Year in the field of education (2010): Mrs. Nawal Hamadeh, Superintendent Lebanese American Heritage Club Outstanding Leadership and Service in Education Award (2010): Mrs. Nawal Hamadeh, Superintendent

- submitted by a teacher
August 18, 2013
The teachers here need to go back and learn how to spell...But overall good school.

- submitted by a community member
August 01, 2013
All I have to say is that parents should get they're kids to this school. My child has been in this school for about 5 years and this is they're school when they got in the school they didn't even know one word ow they can even teach me !!!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2013
I rate this school a five star because it has great and cooperative teachers the programs are great. Also that they're are after school programs to teach student and parents learn English and get them better education. It's the best school ever! The only problem we have is that the school is small we need more space. And UA ALL THE WAY!!!!

- submitted by a community member
June 20, 2013
First, the staff is very dedicated and genuinely concerned about student success. Second, the lunches are homemade and are excellent. In addition, there is technology implemented throughout the curriculum to keep students current. Each classroom gets computers for the whole class! There are also tablets available and the teachers have many of the classroom materials that they need.

- submitted by a teacher
June 18, 2013
Universal Academy is K-12. It has a safe environment. Multicaltural school with a different programs. Also using technology in all calasses.

- submitted by a teacher
June 17, 2013
Universal Academy is a small school. All teachers try their best to collaborate with one another. Some students careless and not listen to their teachers. As far as the admans, barely there is any communications and you would get lost between what they exactly need or want from you.

- submitted by a teacher
June 16, 2013
Universal Academy is a unique school in the city of Detroit. It is very welcoming to English language learners, especially those who speak Arabic. It is planning to build a brand new facility next year. Universal Academy is a k-12 school, with small class sizes, a large tutorial staff on board, dedicated teachers and administrators, and a commitment to quality education. The students are full of life and bring a wealth of cultural diversity with them. I see that Universal Academy families have much hope for the future and will work towards creating a successful path. High school students get the rare support of counseling and assistance in moving ahead to college, with scholarship opportunities researched and attained for many. Submitted by a teacher

- submitted by a teacher
June 16, 2013
Universal Academy is a wonderful school. Teachers maintain high expectations of all students and work hard to collaborate and do what is best for each individual child.

- submitted by a teacher
June 16, 2013
Universal Academy is a great school, wonderful teachers. I would recommend this to families in the community.

- submitted by a community member
June 14, 2013
The teaching staff works and collaborates well with one another in their efforts to provide an enriched learning environment for all the students they serve.

- submitted by a teacher
June 13, 2013
It was a very hard adjustment coming to this school. The facility is used to the best use possible, but it was not meant to house a school. Some of the students were very helpful, but there are a majority of the students that could care less and don't listen to anyone, including the admiinistration.

- submitted by a teacher
June 12, 2013
Universal Academy has a very rich and diverse environment. The school is well maintained and organized. They are very detailed when notifying parents on future plans with the students and school projects. Their learning environment is one of the best I have seen. Every child is given a great and equal chance to succeed at the highest level. The working environment at Universal Academy is amazing. Staffs are very committed to their job, administration provides teachers with great mentoring, and the principle is running the school on a student s first point of view, with recognition that teachers are leaders of education.

- submitted by a teacher
June 11, 2013
Universal Academy is a grea school because it has a safe environment that I did not see in other schools. Education is great . Universal Academy offer variety of programs that help all students and special the new comers. Counselors help students getting scholorship, and the keep track of their students until they graduate from the high school. They have good teachers who stay late to help students. Principal keep in touch with the staff to be sure that everything is going right. The school has a good technology which support learning 21 century. It is a clean school, but it is small to fit elementary and secondary at the same time. Their food is wonderful and healthy for students. Administration, and coordinators work together to help teachers processing the reqirements.

- submitted by a teacher
October 23, 2012
PROS: they teach really great, most people are nice, & its a safe environment. CONS: don't have good sports, does not feel like a regular high school, no homecoming, no proms, no type of school dances and No diversity at all ! the school would have been really nice if we were treated like actual high schoolers... people want to graduate and have their high school memories

- submitted by a community member
September 27, 2010
I wasted all my high school years at Universal Academy. Its a small school that has classes from K-12 grade. I graduated from Universal Academy in 2010, i regret all the time i wasted there. When my friends at college ask me about my high school i don't know what to tell them, because no one knows Universal Academy. The sports system sucks big time, there is only one volley ball team for girls and one soccer team for guys. There is no real coaches and there is no fields to practice on. High School should be one of the most memorable times of my life and i totally regret going to Universal Academy. If you have children my advice is to take them to another "REAL" high school. Unless you want them to have the same regrets i had. P.s NO PROMS NO HOMECOMINGS NOTHING AND NO DIVERSITY.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 02, 2009
I love Universal Academy because it caters to every individual student and teach all the way till he/she graduate and with honors and qulified for a scholarship.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 30, 2009
Universal Academy is a 'home away from home'. We're a close-knit family and work together as a team to accomplish our goals of continuous school improvement. We've made AYP though may students are Limited English Proficient and almost 100% of our students come from Economically Disadvantaged backgrounds. Our Superintendent/Founder Mrs. Nawal Hamadeh kicked off the year with staff with a theme of 'Dream*Imagine*Re-Imagine*Change' and that we shall do!

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 30, 2009
Universal Academy fosters an extremely positive learning environment. Everyone is part of a team including students and parents.

- submitted by a teacher
October 30, 2009
A diverse and dynamic school standing proud of its multiculture and multilingual population, aiming for the best and working hard to stay on top.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 30, 2009
Great thing about Universal Academy - an amazing multicultural environment where students, parents and teachers interact on international level.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 30, 2009
Safe multicultural environment where sudents parents and teachers interact on international level

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- submitted by a student
April 27, 2009
i love it here so much things i've learned here and so much fun we have in class

- submitted by a student
no rating April 12, 2009
Universal Academy gives my children the best opportunities in challenging classes, sports, and after school clubs. They have earned prizes in Science Fairs and are awarded for their character. The principal, Mrs. Moughania, is always available and makes sure all kids get the education they deserve. Having such a school that keeps my kids safe and on the right track is a great blessing.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 26, 2009
For you the one student saying that there is no fun or diversity no one is forcing you to go to our school Universal Academy!! But I belive the reason why were not having fun is because if we sit there having fun were going to forget what we learned and slack off on our work.

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September 11, 2008
There is no diversity at all ! No jim no fun ! Long hours of nothing ! there are alot of better schools !

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My children get the help they need always and are able to maintain honor roll. Comparing to Dearborn public schools this org is far superior in every way.

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Universal Academy
4612 Lonyo Avenue, Detroit, MI  48210
(313) 581-5006
Last modified Universal Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Universal Academy Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 54 reviews.