The UDA Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 corporation, supporting organization, for the purposes of assisting Urban Discovery Academy/IDEATE High Academy with fundraising and auxiliary services required in the performance of UDA’s obligations and the fulfillment of UDA’s mission and purpose.

Urban Discovery Academy Schools

UDA/id8High provides students with a high-quality, personalized education which inspires student inquiry and creativity. We utilize an interdisciplinary approach to promote deeper thinking and application. We use design-thinking and project-based learning to engage students and make learning meaningful. We work closely with our partners to extend learning beyond the classroom walls and allow students to solve real-world problems.

What is a charter school?

Charter schools are public schools authorized by local school districts as schools of choice. Charter schools are tuition-free. Charter schools are financially autonomous, have local-decision making capability which enables flexibility, and budget independence. As a result, charter schools typically create a mission-driven educational program which flexibly serves the needs of their students.

How does a charter school differ from a traditional public school?

Many charter schools have an independent governance structure. Like public schools, charter schools receive funding from state and local agencies, primarily relating to attendance of its students; however, charter schools receive less money than public schools, approximately 72¢ on the dollar.

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