University Place Elementary School is a pre kindergarten through 6th grade elementary school located on the northwest side of Huntsville, Alabama. Our building is currently nestled on thirty acres on the northern edge of the University of Alabama, Huntsville. Five hundred and eighty scholars make up our student body to include 375 black (64%), 40 white (7%), and 165 (29%)other to include Hispanics, Asians, Pacific Islanders, American Indians, and Multi Races. Currently, 563 (97%) of our scholars qualify for free and reduced lunch. Sixty six team members wholeheartedly work with our scholars to include: 33 classroom teachers, 12 instructional support teachers, 6 instructional aides, 11 team and family support, and 3 administrators. Community partners to include The Village of Promise and 100X Church support our work. Together, with the families of our scholars, we combine to make UNIVERSITY PLACE TEAM AND FAMILY . . .where CHOICES matter!
Our commitment to our core values (CHOICES) - Character, Honor, Ownership, Independence, Courage, Excellence and Service above self, anchor our daily work as we continue to improve upon
o Cultivating confident 21st century life long learners prepared for college,
career, and life
o Increasing academic achievement
o Recognizing all areas of success
o Raising levels of accountability and engagement
o Developing character and leadership
o Creating a culture greatness
o Committing to mobile and digital teaching, learning and citizenship for the
world of today, tomorrow and the future.
We are committed to being role models of CHOICES as Team and Family members. This is the reason that we took the logical next step on embarking on a journey of implanting Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, as we align ourselves to The Leader In Me (TLIM) process. TLIM is our solution to preparing ourselves and our scholars for the demands of the 21st century by creating a systemic common language in our school which includes:
· Habit1: Be Proactive® • You’re in Charge
· Habit2: Begin With the End in Mind® • Have a Plan
· Habit3: Put First Things First® • Work First, Then Play
· Habit4: Think Win-Win® • Everyone Can Win
· Habit5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood® • Listen Before You Talk
· Habit6: Synergize® • Together Is Better
· Habit7: Sharpen the Saw® • Balance Feels Best
At University Place Elementary, we know our scholars are great and are our community leaders of tomorrow. By learning to set personal and academic goals and make a plan to realize them, we help them pave their path to success. Our commitment to our vision and mission, evident in our daily roles, speaks to our belief system that CHOICES indeed matter.