Annual Report


Friends of UA 2016 Annual Report

Friends of University Academy Annual Report

To All University Academy Stakeholders:

Dear Supporters,

Thank you! Your support is having a dramatic impact on the lives of the 1000 students at University Academy, our 400+ alumni, and their families. Your support makes life-changing special programs and opportunities possible for University Academy students and alumni. Along with rigorous academics, these opportunities have made UA one of the best open admissions college-preparatory schools in the country.

The 2015–2016 year at University Academy was arguably the best in the history of the school. Based on State of Missouri test scores, University Academy’s High School was ranked #1 out of 397 public high schools in Missouri. Additionally, University Academy received a 100% Annual Performance Report (APR) score from the State of Missouri. University Academy’s High School was also recognized for excellence by U.S. News & World Report for the fifth year in a row. Finally, The National Title I Association named University Academy a National Title I Distinguished School, an honor that is given to only two schools in each state.

In addition to supporting special programs and opportunities for UA students, Friends of UA operates an innovative and one-of-a-kind Alumni Success Program which helps our alumni through college and into their careers. UA’s rigorous college-preparatory academics combined with special opportunities and the Alumni Success Program is making a huge difference. Measured six years after high school graduation, University Academy alumni have earned bachelor’s degrees at more than five times the rate of our nation’s lowest income students.

The work Friends of UA and University Academy are doing is incredibly important, not just for our students and alumni, but also for Kansas City. Together we are proving what is possible and creating a competitive educational landscape in Kansas City where students and the community are winners. Thank you for helping us make history! We deeply appreciate your support.

Bush Helzberg, President

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