Students at UAMA take a rigorous college-preparatory program of courses in a variety of academic fields. In four years, students will earn enough credits to graduate, take New York State Regents exams, and also prepare themselves for college-level work.

UAMA was founded on the belief that the artistic process can enhance understanding of all academic subjects, and spark students’ interest in learning.¬†Class projects incorporate visual and performance components, and trips to cultural institutions supplement in-school learning.

Teachers are held accountable for rigorous curriculum development and lesson-planning. They assess student engagement and understanding constantly through questioning, class work, homework, projects, essays, and tests.