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How can my school apply to participate in UA?

How schools apply to join UA

The UA School Application will be available in mid-May.  The application must be completed by a school administrator. The application link will be available at

At present, UA is primarily a middle school (grades 6, 7, 8) program. However, UA Elementary (grades 3, 4, 5) can be applied for. Each (UA Middle, and UA Elementary) have dedicated applications, and a separate application is required for each. Schools wishing to be considered for participation in UA Elementary must complete an elementary school UA application, and schools wishing to be considered for UA middle school must complete a middle school UA application.

The application process:

  1. The school administrator submits a UA school application that includes accurate contact information for the teachers who wish to participate.  The application can be found at
  2. Each teacher (must teach science content) listed on the school application will then be sent an invitation to submit a UA teacher application. This will be automatically sent to each teacher listed on the school application. Email addresses must be
  3. Once the application process is closed, UA will contact you with further information regarding participation. Receipt of BOTH UA school and UA teacher applications are required to be considered for participation.

PLEASE NOTE THE UA ELEMENTARY AND/OR MIDDLE SCHOOL APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED BY A PRINCIPAL OR AP; UA is a school-based program that requires the participation of the school’s administration, the science teachers, and the parent coordinator. UA asks that a majority of or the school’s science team (including CTT & special education teachers) apply to participate.

Deadline for School Applications: August 1*
Deadline for Teacher Applications: August 15

*Applications received after August 1, 2021 will be marked as late, but will still be reviewed for admission.

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