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UT Tyler Charter School in Longview Adds Classes for 2024-25 School Year 

TYLER, Texas (March 19, 2024) – The University of Texas at Tyler University Academy-Longview  campus will offer 75 additional openings for the 2024-25 school year. With this expansion, the  campus will add one additional Grade 6 and Grade 7 classroom each and two additional  kindergarten classes. 

“We are excited to welcome new students to our Longview University Academy, expanding our  offerings to meet the needs of our Gregg County community,” said Dr. Jo Ann Simmons, UA  superintendent. “This expansion will provide even more students and families with the opportunity  to experience the outstanding education and nurturing environment that the University Academy  has to offer.” 

Admissions information and applications are available online at Although  applications are accepted year-round, the admissions lottery for the 2024-25 school year will be  held Friday, April 5. When a charter school has more students who want to attend than they have  seats available, a lottery system is used to determine their enrollment. Parents are urged to submit  applications for their child by the upcoming lottery date, Simmons added. 

The UT Tyler University Academy provides free, innovative and rigorous K-12 education using  Project-Based Learning designed to prepare students for university study and the STEM workforce.  Operated by the UT Tyler College of Education and Psychology, the district currently serves about  1,000 students in Tyler, Longview and Palestine. For more information, visit  

With a mission to improve educational and health care outcomes for East Texas and beyond, UT  Tyler offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 10,000 students.  Through its alignment with UT Tyler Health Science Center and UT Health East Texas, UT Tyler has  unified these entities to serve Texas with quality education, cutting-edge research and excellent  patient care. Classified by Carnegie as a doctoral research institution and by U.S. News & World  Report as a national university, UT Tyler has campuses in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston.

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