At UCP Charter Schools, we focus on customizing each child’s education to include all students in the learning process. Our classes consist of a mix of students with and without disabilities. We have students with diverse learning styles. Our teachers work to involve students in the act of learning through Project Based Learning, where students identify real-world problems and collaborate with their peers to develop the solutions. Students show what they learn as they journey through the problem-solving process. Art integration is also an important part of what we do. Rather than seeing art, music and dramatic interpretation as secondary to the academic standards, the arts are embedded in what we do as our teachers teach the standards through the arts. Technology is another important element of our schools – with a 1:1 individualized Ipad for each 1st– 5th-grade student.

Elementary school

At UCP of Central Florida, we work with each student to unlock their potential, creating an individualized learning plan free from some of the typical limitations inherent in a traditional public-school experience. To maintain our customized approach, we increase our instructional staff approach to maximize teaching and learning, for all students. While our methods of instruction are not always traditional, as a charter public school, we are responsible for meeting the same learning standards as traditional public schools according to state and federal expectations. Our students’learning is monitored, and care is taken to ensure that each of our students is fully prepared for the next step in their educational continuum

Some of the curriculum we use include:

  • Go Math
  • Dreambox Math
  • Guided Reading
  • ACHIEVE 3000
  • SmartyAnts
  • Fusion Science
  • Unique Learning System
  • Pathways to Literacy
  • ELSB (Early Literacy Skill Builder)
  • Handwriting without Tears
  • Write Crate
  • Fast ForWord

The mission of UCP Charter Schools is to personalize education for all learners. The framework of Multi-Tiered Support Services (MTSS) is used across schools. The Multi-Tiered Support Services Family brochure will give detailed information related to MTSS and the applicable processes for UCP Charter Schools (MTSS Family Brochure PDF).

UCP Charter Schools has six elementary campuses (UCP Pine Hills Charter, UCP Seminole Charter School, UCP Osceola Charter School, UCP East Orange/Bailes Charter School, UCP Downtown/BETA Charter School and UCP West Orange Charter School). UCP Pine Hills, UCP East Orange/Bailes, UCP Downtown/BETA and UCP West Orange Charter Schools are PreK-5th grade.

UCP Osceola and UCP Seminole Charter Schools currently are Prek-3rd Grade with the intention of growing to 5th grade. The National Organization AdvancEd has recently accredited all our Elementary Schools. This process is an ongoing rigorous continuous improvement process, focused on student achievement with systematic implementation and a focus on responsive change processes.