University View Academy is a Type 2 Charter School authorized by the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

That designation means the school is run independently and is free to be more innovative but is held accountable for improved student achievement. University View Academy is operated as a tax-exempt, non-profit school and the seven-member Board of Directors is the governing body. Funding comes from taxpayers through the state Minimum Foundation Program or MFP. All charter schools in Louisiana are held accountable for meeting student achievement goals and organizational and financial performance goals either by a local school board or by BESE using the Charter School Performance Compact. Local school boards establish charter school performance goals with each charter school board and hold schools accountable through locally-designed performance frameworks.