Union Collegiate Academy
The UCA building will be three stories high with a breathtaking glass front. The entry will be two stories high with a grand open stairway on the left and an inviting soft seating area on the right. The College and Career area will be directly across from the outside front doors. The entire building will have a completely different look than the existing high school. That new look will resemble what students will experience when they attend a university or college.
Flintco, LLC is the construction manager for the UCA addition to the high school. They strive to keep the environment impact of the project to as small as possible. During the month of June 2011, 88 percent of the construction trash was recycled and did not go to a land fill. Union wants to thank Flintco for efforts to protect the environment.
High School Principal Dave Stauffer presented this video below to students on November 11, 2010.
With an impressive glass front, the new three-story wing will completely change the look of Union High School. The inside will have the feel of something students would normally find at a college or university. For example, the entry will be two stories high with a grand, open stairway on the left and an inviting, soft seating area on the right.
Conveniently located for students and parents, the College and Career area will be directly across from the front doors and will include offices, conference rooms, and comfortable seating areas.
A tiered lecture room with a retractable wall can be used for two classes of 60 or one class of 120. The first floor will also house six regular classrooms, equipped with everything necessary for multimedia presentations and online interactivity.
Students will be able to buy baked goods, soups, and salads at the cyber café planned for the northeast corner of the new wing. A large, multifunctional room rounds out the first floor plan. Depending on how its tables are configured, the room will be able to accommodate a variety of events and seat up to 300 people.
The second floor will have 19 regular classrooms, two study nooks with soft seating, an administrative suite, and a balcony that overlooks the two-story entry. The administrative suite will have offices for an assistant principal, a counselor, and an attendance secretary.
The third floor will have nine oversized science classrooms, three regular classrooms, an administrative suite, a patio, study nooks, soft-seating areas, and an outdoor classroom.
The outdoor classroom will be equipped with demonstration areas including a green roof (area covered with vegetation), wind turbines, a weather station, and photovoltaic (element that generates electricity) solar panels. An attached tech room will be built to monitor and maintain the outdoor classroom.
The patio area will be on the east side overlooking the front of the UCA building. The third floor also will also have two large soft-seating areas, two study nooks, and offices for an assistant principal, a counselor, and an attendance secretary.
The UCA building will have wireless Internet access throughout the building. Each soft-seating area and study nook will have a large flat-screen monitor. The College and Career area will have large flat-screen monitors, mobile network devices for students to check out, and desktop computer stations. The large multipurpose room and the tiered lecture room(s) will have a wide variety of multimedia equipment. Every classroom will have a desktop teacher computer and a VoIP phone.
Parking Lot and Road
A new parking lot will be constructed on the southwest side of the High School when the existing softball field is relocated. The service road behind the school on the west side will become two lanes and will be open for students and staff.
1st floor: soft seating by elevator.
Entry soft seating
New front entrance to the High School
Receptionists desk area.