Mission & Goals


UAE shares the mission of Urbana School District 116: “The mission of Urbana School District 116, a multicultural community committed to educational excellence, is to ensure that all learners acquire knowledge, develop skills, and build character to achieve personal greatness and help create a better global society, by providing innovative, comprehensive programs, respecting individual learning styles and cultural differences, and fostering caring and nurturing relationships, while engaging each student, every family and the entire community.”

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The UAEC aims to provide students with the opportunity to succeed through immersion in problem-based curricula and performance-based teaching and learning that prepares students to be lifelong learners.


  • Students, parents, teachers, administrators, and community leaders are responsible for creating and ensuring an environment in which learning is modeled and valued
  • People share responsibility and credit for their work
  • Every person is a learner and a teacher


  • Self-respect is built upon achievement and integrity
  • Each individual has special gifts and talents
  • Recognize and appreciate differences


  • Ethical behavior underlies each individual’s endeavors
  • Aware of his/her own attitudes, biases, strengths, and weaknesses
  • Honest & Responsible for his/her own actions


  • All must accept the challenge to share their gifts with others for the betterment of the world in which they live
  • A morally and civically responsible member of society
  • A person with a sense of belonging to a larger community


  • People must learn how to collaborate with others
  • Able to enter into meaningful and deep relationships with others
  • Empathetic & able to show care for others’ well-being