509 W. 5th Street, Suite B & C
Downtown Panama City
November 21, 2013, at 5:30 / 6:30
Welcome to University Academy
A Panama City Florida School
University Academy (UA) is a free, public, K-5 charter academy in Panama City, Florida. The Academy emphasizes innovation in programming and instruction, building on the promise of charter schools to develop new educational opportunities. UA is committed to a research-based approach that includes instruction to meet the unique needs of each learner.
Using the structure of “Walk to Read” and “Walk to Math,” students are offered lessons that matches their current ability and instructional needs. This research-based practice individualizes learning for each student, taking them to the next level to reach their personal academic goals.
Students will also benefit from a challenging curriculum with real-world application of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. These subjects represent the letters that make the term STEAM, infusing the arts into an exciting STEM foundation. The units taught in the afternoon are based on the Next Generation Science Standards, developed by the National Academy of Sciences. These lessons develop deeper understanding of science concepts through active learning. The program is supported by University Academy’s extended school day, allowing more time to be dedicated to teaching science actively with hand-on activities and investigations.
Did you know?
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) test results suggest that students who engage in frequent hands-on projects score higher in science understanding. These students can go beyond factual knowledge and can explain the WHY and HOW of concepts in science and HOW mathematical problems are solved in multiple ways. University Academy’s approach to science instruction is designed to help students meet proficiency and advanced levels in science understanding. UA’s approach to math instruction is designed to help students solve real-world math and communicate the application of math in everyday life. The extended school day provides dedicated time students need to actively DO science and math.
University Academy opened its doors on August 20th of 2012 on the Florida State University - Panama City Campus. Thanks to their generosity and the availability of classroom space at FSU-PC, UA began to practice innovations in teaching gathered from top educational researchers, including FCRR, (Florida Center for Reading Research), before its future home is completed.
In June 2014, the school plans to move to its permanent site within the SweetBay community area on Lisenby Avenue. The new location will provide room for expansion of the number of students and grades while maintaining the excellence developed during its exciting first years of operation. We hope you will join us. Enroll today!