The Universal Academy of Florida was founded in 1992 as a private, independent Islamic school offering classes from Preschool through 12th grade.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
The Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS)
The Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC)
High School Program (Grades 9-12)
The UAF high school curriculum covers the college preparatory program which includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- 4 years of English
- 4 years of Math
- 3 years of Science
- 3 years of Social Studies
- A minimum of 2 years of one foreign language
- Qur’an, Arabic language and Islamic Studies
- Secondary students (with approval from administration) may enroll in classes via Florida Virtual School (FLVS) and dual enroll in college coursework at USF, HCC or PHSC.
- Advance Placement (AP) courses are offered in the following subjects: U.S. History, World History, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Psychology, Biology, Physics, Environmental Science and Chemistry.
- Electives are offered in many subjects such as World Religions, Contemporary History, Mandarin and Journalism
Middle School Program (Grades 6-8)
UAF strives to assist students during this period of change. Special emphasis is given to 6th grade students as they adapt to a variety of subject teachers and classrooms. The teachers at the Middle School level do their best to ensure students reach their maximum potential and are ready for the transition into High School. UAF also offers high school coursework to middle school students in subjects such as Algebra I and Physical Science.
Elementary School Program (Grades PK-5)
The Elementary Department at the Academy represents the foundation of students’ academic career. Students are raised to be well-educated Muslims, who are mindful of Allah and seek knowledge as a lifelong obligation. The elementary curriculum covers traditional core subjects: English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education and Art, as well as Arabic, Qur’an, Islamic Studies, and Media/Technology.