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- a student
we don't learn much in any class. Every senior that graduates and goes off to college tells me they aren't college ready and that everything is a lot more difficult than they imagined because of how little they were taught in high school. the handful of great teachers we had who cared for us quit because of the injustice in Universal Academy. Recently, 8 teachers were fired all at once and since then we've had substitutes. Overall, it's a horrible learning environment. The materials we learn are things the outgoing students already know from previous years; thus, we get dragged behind along with other students that always slack off. They Fired all the good teachers and kept Mr.Swied. I don't recommend this school. Written By 9B Student 2015-1016.

Amount of homework: Disagree


- a student
I go home everyday with almost no homework i hardly ever get homework and if i get homework i just do it the hour before the class or copy someone who did their homework. Written By 9B Student 2015-2016


Develops character: Strongly disagree


- a student
The Admin Favor Kid Over Others. And Some People Can Get Away With Anything. Written By 9B Student 2015-2016.



- a community member
Over the past year Hammadeh, Anjum, and the administration have been able to completely destroy the learning and safety aspects of this school. Literally nothing is being taught and teachers never seem to last more than a week. I would not recommend placing your children in this school. It will ultimately set them up for complete failure.



- a community member
Congratulations on the new building. Much improvement needed in Academics, but great help for ESL students who go from no English to graduating with scholarships within years of enrollment.




- a teacher
Congratulations to Universal Academy and to the HES Family for ranking as the 10th best high school in the state of Michigan according to the Mackinac Center for Public Policy's Michigan Public High School Context and Performance Report Card.



- a teacher
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



- a community member
The teachers here need to go back and learn how to spell...But overall good school.




- a parent
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 !!!!!



- a community member
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!!!!

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Last modified Universal Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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