Welcome to University Academy

A Panama City Florida School

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University Academy ranks in the Top 10 Percent of public schools in Florida.

University Academy (UA) is a free, public, K through 8th Grade charter academy located at SweetBay in Panama City, Florida. University Academy also offers preschool opportunities for students and families. University 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” in the elementary grade, students are offered lessons that match their current ability and instructional needs. This research-based practice individualizes learning for students, taking each to the next level to reach their personal academic goals.

Students also benefit from a challenging curriculum with real-world application of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM). 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.