ACADEMICS AT UINTA ACADEMY
We believe that all students can succeed academically and it is our mission to give each student the skills and confidence to do so. For many of the students who attend school at Uinta, this is the first time they have experienced academic success. The first step in this process is to assess each student’s level of performance and then remediate any deficiencies in her academic skills. A solid foundation is necessary for all true academic progress. The next thing we do is identify their learning style and provide specific tools that will enhance their learning ability. Each classroom lesson is presented in a manner that teaches students “how to learn” -- a skill set that can be transferred to future academic settings.
Because a student's executive functioning is critical to their academic success, developing these skills is a focus at Uinta. Executive functions are brain-based cognitive skills that facilitate critical thinking and self-regulation. These skills include “what to do” skills (prioritizing, starting tasks, paying attention, persevering, remembering) and “how to do” skills (planning, organizing, shifting strategies, and managing time). These skills are taught and reinforced in the classroom and in other settings throughout the student’s day. When a student masters these skills, their academic competence leads to greater self-confidence and self-esteem. Students leave Uinta believing that they can achieve academic success wherever they go.
"I am deeply impressed with the integrity of Uinta’s style and approach. Clearly they have a very wonderful vision and commitment that is making a real impact on teens and young adults."