The 4 Pillars of Level Up Academy
wePERSONALIZE . weENGAGE . weCODE . weCONNECT
wePERSONALIZE: Curriculum at Level Up Academy reflects the needs of each individual learner and is tracked through personalized learning plans. Curriculum mapping is done by the teachers within the Teacher Professional Practice to ensure growth, engagement, and alignment with state standards
weENGAGE: Using games in the classroom is essential for fun, motivation, problem-solving, social growth, and critical-thinking! We believe game playing shouldn't only be reserved for free time and celebrations. At Level Up Academy, games are woven into the fabric of our daily schedule. This is why the Tangram is our logo. A tangram is an ancient game that has been engaging players individually and in teams for centuries.
weCODE: Computer Science is an important subject for all K-8 learners Level Up Academy. Coding, or computer programming, is taught in every classroom. Students apply their coding knowledge in our STEAM Lab through the use of robots and other technology platforms. Computer Science isn't just about coding at LUA. Our well-rounded curriculum also includes Digital Literacy, Digital Citizenship and Computational-Thinking.
weCONNECT: Relationships are at the core of everything we do at Level Up Academy. From greeting students intentionally before they enter the building each morning to weekly mentor meetings and family check-ins, our educators are trained in the importance of connection. We implement the practices of Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) and Restorative Practices to build relationships and community. These practices pertain not only to students, but also to our team of educators. When we hold the same expectations, supports, and values for all community members we create a welcoming and positive environment!
LUA Learning Pathways³
New in the Fall of 2021, we are unveiling our most personalized program yet, LUA Learning Pathways³. This program takes personalized learning to a whole new level by allowing students to choose the learning path that best suits their strengths and needs. We are thrilled to be taking this innovative step toward deepening our personalized and strength-based programming for all! Check out the Guide to LUA Learning Pathways³ to learn more!
Our #weCODE expectations are the foundation of daily life at Level Up Academy.
Both adults and children in our community are accountable to these expectations -
Cooperation, Ownership, Do Your Best, Everyone Matters
This is because positive environments are the only environments for learning!
All of our students, K-8, receive a personalized learning
plan that guides their learning
journey and documents their growth.
Learning is fun at Level Up Academy!
We believe in student choice,
self-paced learning, personalized
pathways, and the intentional use
of technology and games to
grow all learners.
All of our students, K-8,
learn computer programming
as a part of their regular curriculum.
We make relationships a priority.
We understand the power of connection and belonging as
it relates to educational success.
The grades we serve begin in Kindergarten and go through eighth grade. Our small class sizes provide higher teacher contact time in comparison to schools with a larger population.
By tapping the intrinsic motivation and curiosity of every child, we deliver higher than usual growth.
All children have limitless joyful curiosity and
capacity for reaching their potential.
"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places you'll go."