Mission & Core Values


The Urban Assembly Early College High School of Emergency Medicine (ECHEM) is a college and career preparatory program where students solve novel problems with novel solutions to build the skills, knowledge, and networks to be READY for college and career. By engaging in authentic learning experiences daily in the classroom and in the field, students will develop the confidence to pursue their dreams and the character to serve their communities.

Core Values

At UASEM, You are R.E.A.D.Y

We believe in a holistic approach to education, pairing a rigorous academic program with strong foundations in literacy, social emotional learning, and career skills development.  This approach allows students to graduate with the skills, knowledge, and network to pursue their dreams and character to serve their communities.


We rebound from academic, personal, and professional setbacks by being innovative, actively seeking assistance, and finding new solutions. We remember our strength


We deal with difficult situations as a group. We solve problems through open, constructive communication and restorative approaches. We value all opinions and understand that compromise is an essential characteristic of community safety and success. We make sure everyone’s needs are met.


We hold ourselves and each other to high expectations for quality of work and performance. As individuals and groups, we strive for our best, with words, actions, and choices that are always directed toward success.


We are purposeful in everything we do, and we understand how our decisions affect ourselves and those around us. We know that questioning and accepting critical feedback are a part of good decision-making.

Your Own Ally.

We are ultimately responsible for our own success, which means we must take care of ourselves, be both confident and humble, lead by example, and demonstrate exceptional character.
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