Educational Institutions

University Academy

  • Kansas City, MO
  • www.universityacademy.org

Mission Statement

The mission of University Academy is to prepare students to succeed in an institution of higher education and to participate as leaders in society. University Academy’s vision is to be the best K-12 college-preparatory
charter public school in the country with an emphasis on college preparation,
career development, community service and leadership.

Main Programs

  1. K-12 Education
Service Areas

Self-reported

Missouri

While any student who lives within the boundaries of the Kansas City, Missouri School District has the opportunity to register for enrollment at UA, those students who meet any of the following criteria will be given priority:

Have a sibling currently enrolled.

Live within the boundaries of 47th to 85th Streets and Paseo to Oak Street.

Children of UA employees who live within the KCMSD.

ruling year

2000

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Bush Helzberg (President)

Keywords

Self-reported

College-preparatory, Urban Education, Charter School, K-12 Public School

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EIN

43-1867721

 Number

1770925339

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Adult, Child Matching Programs (O30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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1. University Academy will meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) at the lower school for both Math and Communication Arts.
 
2. University Academy will meet Adequate YearlyProgress (AYP) at the middle school for both Math and Communication Arts. 
3. University Academy will meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) at the upper school for both Math and Communication Arts.
4.  University Academy will achieve growth of 10% or more in students testing proficient/advanced on the MAP test in Communication Arts and Math or will meet the state proficiency benchmarks for math and communication arts at the lower and middle school.
5.  The percentage of University Academy students testing proficient or advanced on the Algebra I and English II Missouri End of Course exams will meet or exceed the No Child Left Behind benchmarks of 81.7% for Math and 83.7% for Communication Arts.
6.  University Academy will obtain a school-wide attendance rate of 95.0%.
7.  University Academy will successfully complete the 2011-2012 North Central review and will achieve North Central Accreditation.
8. On the SAT-10 test, 65% of kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students will achieve 1+ year of academic growth in Communication Arts and 75% of K-2 students will will achieve 1+ year of growth in Math between the Fall of 2011 and Spring of 2012 as measured by the SAT-10 assessment test.. 
9.  University Academy seniors will have an average ACT score (best score for each student) of 21.25 or higher.
10. 100% of seniors will be accepted by a 4 year college or university.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

K-12 Education

University Academy, a charter public school,  serves approximately 1,000 students in kindergarten
through 12th grade who reside in the Kansas City Missouri School
District.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$12,000,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Missouri

While any student who lives within the boundaries of the Kansas City, Missouri School District has the opportunity to register for enrollment at UA, those students who meet any of the following criteria will be given priority:

Have a sibling currently enrolled.

Live within the boundaries of 47th to 85th Streets and Paseo to Oak Street.

Children of UA employees who live within the KCMSD.

Additional Documents

Accreditations

North Central Association of Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement - Accreditation

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Financials

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UNIVERSITY ACADEMY
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

University Academy

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Bush Helzberg (President)

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"In pursuit of the mission and vision of the school, University
Academy makes the following commitments to the community:

·      
To achieve advanced educational results

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To add value each year to every student’s knowledge base and to increase
the student’s capacity to learn

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To serve the whole child

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To help students and their families manage challenges that have
the potential to detract from the student’s opportunity and motivation to learn

·      
To engage the interest, expertise, and participation of parents
in building a school culture that is characterized by these commitments
University Academy has made great progress in regard to
achieving its mission and realizing its vision. 
All stakeholders (students, teachers, administrators, parents /
guardians, donors, sponsor, and board members) have participated in University
Academy’s success to date.

University
Academy was recognized by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary
Education (DESE) for Distinction in Performance. The recognition was based on University
Academy meeting 14/14 state performance standards."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Bush Helzberg

Expedition Capital, LLC

Term: Aug 2007 -

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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