The Urban Assembly School for Leadership and Empowerment (formerly UA School for Criminal Justice) seeks to prepare young women for success in college and career. We provide an academically rigorous curriculum that reflects the core set of knowledge and skills necessary for students to become culturally literate problem solvers, capable of becoming leaders in their local and global community. Embracing the theme of empowering women through social equity and activism, we develop our students into critical thinkers who rely on evidence, logic, and sound reasoning to formulate ideas and to support them. Our school, in collaboration with community stakeholders, supports students as they transition into adulthood in an environment which fosters the emotional, physical and intellectual growth necessary for post-secondary independence.
Programmatic Interest Area + Overview:
Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Students will be taught to think critically cased on our Critical Thinking Framework which includes close reading of rich texts, discussion, and argumentative writing. This framework is used across the disciplines and prepares our students for college and career.
College Trips; Dress Code; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Orientation; Uniform