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Hours 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
School leader Diane Moshier
District Universal Academy
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Classes

0
Visual Arts
3
Music
including: Choir / Chorus
3
Languages
including: French
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Orchestra
Performing & written arts None
Media arts Video and film production
Technical design and production
Computer animation
Visual arts None
World languages taught French
Japanese
Spanish
Academic themes / Areas of focus None
Instructional / curriculum models used College preparatory
Direct instruction
Gifted / High performing
Honors track
Individually guided instruction
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered Yes
Bi-lingual or language immersion languages Spanish
Early childhood program offered No

Support

11
Facilities
including: Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Extra learning resources Tutoring
Mentoring
Differentiated learning programs
Career/college counseling
Acceleration
Level of ESL/ELL programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Level of special education programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
College preparation resources Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
SAT/ACT prep classes
Community college courses
Vocational or skills-based training None
Facilities Internet access
Computer lab
Cafeteria
Auditorium
Art room
Learning lab
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Playground
Science lab

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Asian or Pacific Islander 88% 4%
Black 7% 13%
White 2% 29%
Hispanic 2% 52%
Two or more races n/a 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander n/a 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native n/a 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
English learners 12% 17%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 2% 60%
Female 51% 49%
Male 49% 51%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

6
Girls Sports
including: Swimming
6
Boys Sports
including: Basketball
12
Clubs
including: Robotics club
Girls sports Track
Swimming
Golf
Fencing
Cheerleading
Basketball
Boys sports Basketball
Fencing
Golf
Swimming
Track
Volleyball
Boys sports (misc.) Cricket
Girls sports (misc.) Cricket
Clubs Art club
Chess club
Community service
Debate
Drama club
Foreign language and culture club
Homework help / Study buddy club
National Honor Society (NHS)
Robotics club
Student council / government
Student newspaper
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
After school end time 6:30 PM
Before school start time 7:00 AM

Culture

Dress code Uniforms
Parent involvement Tutor
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Present special topics during curricular units
Organize fundraising events
Organize cultural events
Join PTO / PTA
Attend parent nights
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Bullying / cyber bullying policy Yes

Awards

Academic award State Distinctions 6 Stars
Year received 2014
Academic award State Distinctions 3 Stars
Year received 2013
Academic award Exemplary
Year received 2012

Teachers

17
Staff
including: Security personnel
Staff Art teacher
College counselor
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Gifted Specialist
Instructional aide / coach
Librarian / media specialist
Math specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Nurse
Poetry / Creative writing teacher
Reading specialist
Robotics / Technology specialist
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff French
Japanese
Spanish
Tagalog
Urdu

Neighborhood

Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students
Partnerships with local resources and organizations No

Enrollment

Learn more Www.universalacademy.com
Application or enrollment process Yes
Type of application deadline Rolling
# of applications received 1998
For the year 2014-2015
# of students accepted 1175
For the year 2014-2015

Sources

Student diversity TX Education Agency, 2013-2014
Students by group TX Education Agency, 2013-2014