One of the main benefits of the small class sizes and intimacy of the Urban Academy is that we can apply learning styles that others are unable to commit to. One learning style we employ is that of Cross-Grade Learning. By linking older students with younger students, the social interaction that develops as well as developmental learning and mentorship skills benefit all ages.
Also, by being able to really get to know each individual student, we are able to work with them to learn about how their interaction impacts others and how to deal with challenges and obstacles they may face. Emotional Intelligence Development helps prepare students for life outside school walls.
Another important factor to our teaching and learning styles is ensuring that students are fully engaged in higher-level thinking such as synthesizing, analyzing and evaluating). We do this through a program that all of our teachers are familiar with called SmartLearning.
And finally we are also aware of the interconnectivity of us all, and hope our students come away from their time at Urban Academy with a global awareness. Through our focus and commitment to Community Service, UA students enter the world better prepared to face all it has to offer.