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Alternative Curriculum

Union Alternative School


Students have several elective options for the two class periods of the day. These include:

  • Attending elective classes at the High School/Intermediate High School
  • Participation in a work-study program
  • School or community service projects
  • Tulsa Technology Center
  • Tutorial or enrichment assignments

Students may also choose to attend an abbreviated school day. Some students make up credits by attending a full six-hour school day and then participating in the work/study program after school. Alternative education students may also attend night school or summer school classes. Elective classes including life skills are also offered at the Alternative site.


Counseling plays an important role in the alternative program, and all students are expected to participate actively in a broad range of counseling opportunities.


Parents are encouraged, but not required, to play an active role in the students’ education. Teachers attempt to telephone parents regularly to discuss successes as well as problems. Input from parents is always encouraged. Parenting information and classes are provided by the Alternative program staff.

Block Scheduling

Block scheduling is a major component of the alternative program. All high school students attend a single class for four class periods daily in a four-week period. At the end of this four-week session, students earn ½ credit. Then, the students rotate to another class for the next four-week period. This type of scheduling encourages teaching creativity, provides greater flexibility, allows greater opportunity for individualization of assignments, and fosters the creation of a more supportive classroom atmosphere for students.

Class Schedules

Morning Block 8:20-11:35 a.m.
Critical Thinking Skills 11:35 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Lunch 12:30 p.m. -1 p.m.
Mini-Block 1-3 p.m.

Friday Only
Morning Block 8:35-11:45 a.m.
Critical Thinking Skills 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Lunch 12:30 p.m.-1 p.m.
Mini-Block 1-3 p.m.


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United Way Campaign

Once again, September will be a “Month of Giving” at Union Public Schools. We appreciate the generosity of Union students, families, teachers and staff as we raise funds for the 59 partner agencies of the Tulsa Area United Way. Thank you for joining in the fun as we support the United Way’s mission of uniting people and resources to improve lives and build a stronger community.

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School spirit is a commitment. It requires that you be here, body and soul. Without a strong base, the pyramid falls apart. It’s the same in life. Going to class every day is important. Ten unexcused absences cancel your performance. Absence is the spirit-killer. A crowd-pleasing routine is more than just showing up . . . but it’s a great place to start. #UBeThere #ReptheU

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8506 E. 61st Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133
Phone: 918-357-4321

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