THE UCHENNA ACADEMY LEARNING EXPERIENCE
Uchenna Academy academic programs offer small classroom environment, an accomplished and dedicated faculty and a wide range of relevant, University level and NCAA approved course offerings.
“One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.” – Chinua Achebe
Student-athletes have big responsibilities – they are role models in their communities, they represent their peers, family, friends, coaches, the athletic department and their school as a whole. These are not roles to take lightly. Our students are expected to demonstrate a willingness to commit to the program by demonstrating maturity, discipline, desire to continually improve by reading books, attending and excelling in school and a daily regimented schedule. Student-athletes at Uchenna Academy are supported as they evolve their love for the sport, as well as their work ethic and character to be part of that elite group of athletes that gets recognized.
Uchenna Academy’s main focus is on enhancing academic success of our students. Mathematics is emphasized, as good analytic thinkers have a growing competitive advantage in our technological society. Over 95% of our students get accepted into post-secondary programs of study, which serves as a testament of our dedication to academic excellence via a positive learning experience.
SUSTAINABLE ONLINE LEARNING MODEL
The online educational model at Uchenna Academy is easy to understand and assimilate. Our interactive textbook featuring pre-recorded videos, quizzes and projects is backed by access to teachers through regular video conferencing lessons. This unique feature helps our students master even the toughest concepts. Our online platform is visualized and designed to provide an excellent learning experience, which translates into personal and academic growth opportunities for our learners. Each online course is manually developed by our teachers with expertise in their respective fields. Flexible in operation, focused in approach and structured to deliver various needs of our learners, the online courses offered at our school will leave our learners inspired and ready for future academic careers.
SMALL CLASS SIZE
Our maximum class size of ten (10) students ensures our students receive personalized academic instruction. Our students often echo this belief by noting they are not afraid to ask questions in class, they are able to converse easily with our teachers and they truly enjoy their classroom experience!
Uchenna Academy prepares students for a life in a global world. Components include proficiency in Economics and regular addition of culturally diverse ways of knowing incorporated in our history, geography, English, French, mathematics, and social studies curriculum. In addition, Uchenna Academy works with strategic corporate partners, including Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) where our students work alongside researchers through project and laboratory based learning model. We also offer academic level core-French curriculum in grades 9-12, which allows our students to receive a French certificate upon successful completion of the program.
COMMITMENT TO RESEARCH BASED TEACHING METHODS
Uchenna Academy follows a four-term instructional model, where two courses are studied each term. One term is about 11 weeks in length, which closely aligns with the traditional University course schedule. This prepares our students for long lectures that are a staple of most university and college programs. In addition, our students do not get overwhelmed with end of year cramming for multiple exams, as they only have 2 exams per term.
At Uchenna Academy, our teachers utilize research-based teaching methods, such as physically active math lessons. For example, our full-time curriculum includes content-specific completion of sporting activities during math classes.
BASKETBALL PREP PROGRAM
Sports, fitness and wellness are central to Uchenna Academy’s mission. Our partnership with the Ballmatics Academy, a 16,000 ft2 athletic facility in downtown Toronto, allows Uchenna Academy student athletes to practice their athletic skills during class time, as well as during daily athletic training and team practices. In addition, Uchenna Academy athletes in our Basketball Prep program gain exposure by participating in regional and international showcases and/or tournaments.
Uchenna Academy’s athletics complements our school’s overall educational philosophy by providing an opportunity for all students to enhance their physical and mental health and collaborate through team play. All Uchenna Academy students are expected to develop a personal regimen of exercise during their time at our school.
STAFF AND ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT
Uchenna Academy keeps an open-door policy for all parents and students alike. Our guidance counsellor meets with every student to develop an educational plan that is routinely visited and reviewed. Our guidance counsellor is also available to discuss any day to day issues, difficulties or challenges that a student may be facing.