Recognitions & Testimonials

Outstanding student performance and achievement are an educator’s greatest reward. At Universal Academy, we are gratified and proud that our students outperform students in traditional schools on Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) tests in math and language arts, and 100% of UA graduates are accepted into college.

We are also honored by the recognition and awards that distinguish Universal Academy from its peers and underscore our commitment to excellence, including:

  • Detroit Skillman Foundation’s “Good School” Award
  • Title I Distinguished School of the Year (2010)
  • Oakland University Compliance Award (annually since award inception in 2007):
  • Detroit News School Report Card: Universal Academy ranked among best 5 high schools in Detroit
  • Time magazine article, “Detroit’s Unlikely Saviors” featuring Mrs. Nawal Hamadeh, UA Superintendent
  • Michigan Charter School Administrator of the Year (2007): Mrs. Nawal Hamadeh, Superintendent
  • Arab American Chamber of Commerce, Arab American Professional of the Year in the field of education (2010): Mrs. Nawal Hamadeh, Superintendent
  • Lebanese American Heritage Club Outstanding Leadership and Service in Education Award (2010):  Mrs. Nawal Hamadeh, Superintendent