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Mission and Goals

University Assisted Community Schools (UACS) creates challenging learning opportunities for students to excel by providing a nurturing environment supported by family, community partners, Knox County Schools, and University of Tennessee students, faculty and staff.

We provide academic support services and enrichment programs like physical education, music, art, garden and cooking after regular school hours at Pond Gap and Inskip Elementary Schools.


  • Increase attendance and decrease tardiness

  • Increase grades and academic performance

  • Decrease behavior referrals

  • Enhance interpersonal and critical-thinking skills

  • Expand community involvement