The STUDENT SCHOOL DAY is 9:20 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. If you need to drop your student off late or pick them up early, please plan to come into the office to sign them in/out.

UMA uses a block schedule with alternating days (A/B). Each day consists of four 86-minute blocks, and a 45 min lunch period.  All students begin with a 30-minute Advisory period.  

Monday and Wednesday are always A-Days.

Tuesday and Thursday are always B-Days.   Fridays will alternate between three schedules: Community Days, Student Release Days (no school) and a regular instructional day.  Advisory teachers will keep all students informed of the upcoming Friday’s schedule throughout the school year.

The best way to learn more about UMA? Stop by for a tour.

Upper Mississippi Academy

Upper Mississippi Academy is a public charter school providing high-quality education for students in grades 6-12 in the St. Paul-Minneapolis metro area. Located in downtown St. Paul, UMA’s experiential, collaborative environment encourages dynamic teaching and learning through an interdisciplinary and multi-dimensional instructional approach.



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