What differentiates Seattle Urban Academy from other Seattle alternative schools? Why is the percentage of students who graduate with diplomas so much higher than the national average - depending upon the graduation year - with figures ranging from 73% to 100%?
The program at Seattle Urban Academy addresses all components of positive youth development, giving young men and women the tools to overcome a sense of isolation and powerlessness. SUA's staff members invest in building relationships with students, not just on campus but also offsite - coaching them on job interviews; taking them to college fairs and campus visits.
As our youth learn to develop trust and believe they have value, they start choosing to access available free services like tutoring, therapy and substance rehabilitation. Increased maturity means they become engaged with their own educational process and focus on mastering basic and critical thinking skills.
Achieving academic competence along with maturing social skills gives SUA youth the ability to express their views and add their voices to the world stage with self confidence.
The result? Investment in their own futures, high school graduation, higher education, and sustained employment. Success.