University Model School in Dothan

By: Rayne McKenzie
By: Rayne McKenzie

Dothan is home to a new preparatory academy for students’ pre-k through 12. The University Model School is the first of its kind in Alabama and enrollment is quickly rising.

The school is based on Christian beliefs and the school works daily to prepare students to transition into college after high school.

University Model Schools are developing around the country offering students a strong academic background while at the same time allowing them to spend more quality time with their families.

Veritas Prep Academy Administrator Elizabeth Taylor said, "Our model allows them to spend time teaching according and working on character and values."

The school teaches students in a classroom setting one to three days a week depending on the age of the student. The rest of the time students are taught at home with the help of their parents.

Veritas Teacher Jan Murray said, "When these kids grow up they'll know how to deal with college way in life and they are with their families as well."

Small classroom sizes allow teachers to give individual attention to each student.

Veritas Teacher Debra Johnson said, "In tradition school there are 35 students and teachers can't spend time with each student. Here we do. We’ll spend 30 minutes with them if they need it."

University Model Schools attribute their students’ successes to parental involvement in their children's education.

For more information on Veritas Prepatory Academy, you can visit their website at

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