Scores are up, but University View Academy says they are motivated to achieve more for the 2017-18 School Year
University View Academy’s high schoolers boosted the school’s ACT exam score to 20.6, a full point above the state composite score average of 19.6. A graduating senior must have a score of 18 to be admitted to college without taking remedial courses.
However, Superintendent Dr. Lonnie Luce said the K-12 completely online charter school which accepts students from every parish in Louisiana will be expected to do better as its 2300-student body moves forward in the academic year.
“We are proud of our students’ performance, but we have high expectations and are still aiming higher,” said Dr. Lonnie Luce, Superintendent. “We agree with State Superintendent John White: When you raise the bar on expectations, students will do better.”
The school, with new Principals, curriculums and academic progress for all grades, has retooled its online platform to accommodate home-school cooperatives along with traditional teaching platforms, integrate Early College and dual enrollment tracks for its high schoolers, and upgraded its academic accountability procedures to engage all students and motivate them towards life-long learning.
“Dual enrollment classes and Early College programs have already started because colleges in Louisiana are back so we really encourage any high school student who wants to enroll and get on this advanced track to contact us now,” said UView High School Principal Dr. Shana Corvers.
University View recently reported one of the 5 highest gains among Louisiana high schools in the percentage of students passing Advance Placement exams. Its Early College Program, which welcomed more than 60 qualifying students for the 2017-18 school year, will allow a graduate to achieve an Associate’s Degree from a Louisiana Community College or two-years full credit towards a college degree when they receive their high school diploma. “
"Our goal is innovation and an excitement for learning at University View,” said Dr. Luce. “Our focus is doing the right thing for the child. We encourage solutions in meeting each child’s learning needs.”
A limited number of spots are still available for all K-12 grades at University View. For information, call (225) 421-2900 or visit the school’s website at www.UniversityView.Academy.