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Philosophy and Curriculum

 

 

Welcome to UME Prep’s Academics Page! We have designed our academic program in such a way that teachers and parents work together to build a solid educational foundation for the scholars in their care. Scholars in our academic programs not only master core concepts and learn life skills, but they also build character and foster positive relationships along the way; and because the teaching and learning reach beyond the classroom and extend into the home, parents have the opportunity to weave their individual family values into the learning process.

 

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Curriculum

UME’s curriculum approach is outstanding.  Our teachers use a variety of excellent strategies to engage their scholars and meet the TEKS standards.  Project based learning, novel studies, guided reading, technology integration, and extracurricular activities are just a few of the choices offered to our scholars.  UME teachers and administrators understand that students learn in many different ways.  UME Prep provides TEA approved curriculum along with appropriate, challenging learning opportunities to meet the needs of every UME scholar.

 

A+ Academics

UME has added the A+ Academics program to our curriculum.  This program is sponsored by UIL and gives our scholars a chance to excel and compete in several subject areas.  We plan to continue expanding this program in the future to provide challenging extracurricular activities for our scholars.

 

Field Trips

Scholars are exposed to many enriching activities through a variety of field trip opportunities.  Trips to the Perot Museum, George Bush Library, Holocaust Museum, Dallas Aquarium, Camp El Har, UTA Planetarium, and the Dallas Zoo are some of the places our scholars will have the opportunity to visit throughout their school year.  UME is committed to making sure our scholars are given various ways to experience learning.

 

TEKS

At UME Prep, we will be responsible for teaching your child the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). If you are interested in gaining a better understanding of the TEKS for your child’s grade level, we invite you to review the Texas Education Agency’s compilation of the TEKS for each grade level and subject.  Please follow the below website for more information. We would encourage you to scroll down to either “Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills by Chapter” and/or “Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills by Grade Level (Elementary).”

 

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) website

 

STAAR Testing Schedule

Most Recent School Report Card and Accountability Summary

Transition In Texas

 

Transition services are a coordinated set of activities that focus on courses of study or activities available in high school that will facilitate the students' movement toward post high school goals. State law mandates that transition planning be in place at a student's 14th birthday. This requires planning to begin at age 13. Transition occurs throughout a student's school career. For students with disabilities, a transition specialist may provide information to parents concerning the health and human services available once their student has graduated from high school. This service begins to take place when the student is as young as 3-5 years old, depending on the disability of the student. Please follow the link to access the Texas Transition and Employment Guide in both English and Spanish. This guide has been developed by the Texas Education Agency. Read more at Transition In Texas.