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Who We Are

University Charter School prepares students for college, career, and life through personalized learning plans and project-based learning; exposure to a diverse community; and critical relationships with our community partners in Sumter County and beyond.  UCS is making plans to provide high-quality athletic and extra-curricular programming that promotes the mission and vision of UCS.

UCS Spirit:

University Charter School will strive to ensure that students see real-world connections to what they are learning in school. We will support students in doing something meaningful with their new knowledge and skills and encourage them follow their passions and make a positive difference in their community. We believe that project-based learning empowers them to do that.

Our Mission and Vision

The mission of University Charter School is to be an innovative, rural, diverse K-12 school that values collaboration with key stakeholders to cultivate independent thought, promotes the building of character and civic responsibility and is committed to preparing all students for personal and professional success through the discovery of individual learning pathways in a rigorous and integrated Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STREAM) focused, project-based and place-based curriculum.

The vision of UCS is to become the rural leader for producing adaptable learners that have a strong sense of place and mission who recognize the value of collaboration within a school, across a community, and between diverse rural regions.

Our Core Values

University Charter School is guided by three core values: Compassion, Integrity and Perseverance. Focus on the infusion of these values will foster a safe and supportive school environment for all students and provide a common foundation on which to build positive relationships throughout the school.

  • We embrace the joy in the journey, which consists of experiences that balance academics, fine arts, athletics, and co-curricular activities.
  • We are a caring, compassionate, and inclusive community composed of many different beliefs and traditions seeking points of unity in common experiences.
  • We foster personal responsibility, empathy, and resilience therefore instilling courage in those that we serve.
  • We believe in the power of heads to know the good, hearts to love the good, and hands to do the good.
  • We apply high standards of quality, relevance, and accountability to all we do encouraging authentic work that matters to our community, and we learn through purposeful experiences.
  • We care for each other and our school, serve our community, and responsibly engage with the world – today and tomorrow striving to be good stewards.
  • We support lifelong exploration and discovery and will continually innovate and adapt.