UT Tyler University Academy

Welcome to UT Tyler University Academy


Welcome to the UT Tyler University Academy. We are a public university Charter School that incorporates STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education into daily classroom curriculum and utilizes a hands-on learning approach to better equip students with the 21st century skills required to succeed in the future.


Dr. Yanira Oliveras-Ortiz
Dr. Michael Odell
Dr. Neil Gray
Ms. Laura Owens
Mr. Jeffry Kennemer
Mr. Danny Rodriquez
Ms. Angela Wright

Information pertaining to the 2021-2022 application/admission process will be posted on February 15th.  Due to the Good Friday holiday, the lottery will be held on April 9th.

School News

Share Your Story

As we continue to celebrate National School Choice Week, Dr. Simmons asks that you please share your University Academy story with friends and family.  Watch her attached video.

Save the Date - Class of 2021 Graduation

Our Class of 2021 will be graduating in just a few short months!  We are already busy making plans to host a socially distanced, live ceremony on Saturday, May 29th at 10:30 a.m.  Please see the attached Save the Date announcement to share with friends and family.  Our Graduation FAQ, with full details, will be released soon.  Mark your calendars, we can't wait to celebrate with you!

Celebrate School Choice Week

This week we celebrate School Choice and thank all of our students/families for choosing UA!  Listen to Dr. Simmons' video announcement.

Celebrate Self-Care Week

Celebrate a "New Year and a New Me" during Self-Care Week.  Hear Dr. Simmons' call to action in the attached video.

Education Rights & Responsibilities During COVID-19

As a result of COVID-19, many families must make decisions about their children's education that factor in student and family safety as well as student learning.  This flyer is intended to outline some of the options parents have when returning to school and to share some information regarding those options.

Recognized for Empowering Students to Succeed

University Academy charter school has been recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished District for providing students broad access to transformative learning opportunities through its PLTW programs.

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