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2400 Hildebrand Street
Charlotte, NC 28216
Courier #: 565
P: 980-343-5178  |  F: 980-343-5182 
Principal: Shanna Rae
LC: West
Bell Schedule: 9:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Grades: K-5
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University Park Creative Arts Elementary

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University Park is a full magnet offering the Visual and Performing Arts program. The school was named a Magnet School of Distinction by Magnet Schools of America in 2008.

UPCA 3 Ideals

  • Collaboration amongst staff, parents, students, and the community is at the forefront of all we do.

  • Through the building of relationships, knowing and understanding our students, we individualize student instruction to motivate and grow our students.

  • To provide students with the most innovative strategies and practices, UPCA staff seeks out and uses the most current research-based strategies and best practices, including arts infused instruction.

Our Beliefs

  • Our students can and will learn to their fullest potential.

  • Every child can realize success when encouraged, challenged and when high expectations are communicated.

  • Our students learn best when actively engaged in authentic tasks.

  • Student diversity and talents will be identified, valued, nurtured, and celebrated.

  • Our students will have effective teachers and receive a high quality education.

  • The arts positively impact every area of the curriculum.

Vision Statement

"Through the arts and academics, students will be inspired to become creative problem solvers, productive citizens, and life-long learners."

P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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