Results and Recognition

Results
  • 100% college acceptance for seniors since 2004
  • In recent years, roughly 50% of seniors have been accepted by top 150 colleges or universities
  • Roughly 50% recent graduates participated in summer study abroad programs while in high school
  • Over $6.8 million in scholarships offered to Class of 2017
  • 6 year college completion rate for University Academy graduates is more than 5x the national average for students from lowest quartile income families

Recent Awards / Honors / Recognitions

    2017
  • Upper School recognized as a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School (US Department of Education)
  • 100% Annual Performance Report (APR) score for 2016-2017 (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 6th consecutive year (U.S. News & World Report)
    2016
  • 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)
    2015
  • 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)
    2014
  • 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)
    2013
  • 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)
    2012
  • 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)
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