WELCOME! Upper Mississippi Academy is a public charter school serving grades 6-12. We are a collaborative community engaging lifelong learners in active, authentic experiences through our four Experiential Learning Pathways.

Edible Schoolyard
Plant. Cultivate. Preserve.
River to River
Explore. Discover. Connect.

Design & Engineering
Imagine. Build. Modify.

Essential Ingredients
Extract. Analyze. Create.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
& UPCOMING EVENTS

We’d love to answer your questions! Get more information here.

New Board members have been elected for the 2017-18 school year will take on their responsibilities at the July 2017 Board meeting.

Join us on Thursday, August 24 anytime from 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm.

Pick up your schedules, get your locker, meet your teachers, and reconnect with friends.

Monday, August 28 is the first day of our 2017-2018 school year. Our school day starts at 9:20 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m.

If you are not able to get your schedule at the open house on 8/24, simply stop by the office before 9:20 a.m., and we can print it for you.

Love shopping? Our official supply lists will not be posted until early August, so there might still be changes. But, if you’re eager to hit the sales, it’s safe to get started with these lists from 2016-2017:



UMA MIDDLE SCHOOL

Our middle school features the best of rigorous curriculum plus fun and activity. With everything from building CO2 cars in sixth-grade science to exploring identities in an eighth-grade exhibition, we build academic skills through hands-on, collaborative learning.

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UMA HIGH SCHOOL

High school teachers at UMA understand the importance of these four years both academically and socially. Teachers collaborate across subjects to break down traditional silos, and students learn to work together and take charge of designing and discovering their own learning.

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A message from Harry Adler, Executive Director

UMA first opened its doors in 2013 in partnership with our authorizer, Innovative Quality Schools (IQS). This fall marks our fifth year of providing engaging and rigorous academic and experiential instruction to students from across the metro area.

UMA’s outstanding faculty and staff are passionate about learning. They take on the role of “teachers as designers”  to develop authentic learning opportunities where students eventually become the designers of their own educations. We provide a high-quality education by infusing all subjects with our four Learning Pathways: River to River, Design & Engineering, Edible Schoolyard, and Essential Ingredients.

We are committed to honoring diversity, both in school culture and in coursework. UMA supports a collaborative, cross-­curricular instructional approach. We recognize that the integration of the arts, sciences, humanities, languages, physical education, and mathematics leads to a complete education. At UMA we recognize that learning is a distinct, personal process. We celebrate and honor individual learning styles and abilities as we help our students develop 21st-century problem-solving skills.

We strive to make UMA a safe and secure environment. It is expected that the adults and students at our school treat each other with respect and dignity.  Our goal is that everyone who enters our school experiences a warm and welcoming environment conducive to learning.

We look forward to seeing you at Upper Mississippi Academy as we commit to making 2017-2018 an enriching year for the UMA Community!

Read more from Harry…


June 2017

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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  • B Day
  • UMF Band Club
  • Otter News Meeting
  • Green Team Meeting
  • 7th Grade Concert
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  • B Day
  • 8th Grade Music Shar…
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  • A Day
  • 6th Grade All-Day Ca…
  • Last Day for Seniors
  • UMA High School Grad…
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  • A Day
  • Students' last …
  • UMF Band Club
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  • Last day for staff/R…
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  • UMA PTO Meeting
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  • Facilities Committee…
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  • testing import
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  • Board Meeting at UMA…
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