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100% Percent College
&/Or Career Ready

Our mission is To Graduate 100 Percent of Our Students College and/or Career Ready! Union Public Schools offers a variety of programs for students interested in college and careers after high school. 

Expert Help

Visit with our Career Connect Advisors to help guide you to scholarships, university visits,  to learn about programs that benefit your education and career goals or just to talk. There is always someone who will listen.

 

College/Career Advisement

Students and parents are encouraged to make an appointment with a College and Career Advisor if they have any questions or just want to discuss post-secondary options. The advisors are happy to take appointments for after school hours if it is more convenient for parents. 

Career Connect/
Internships

Career Connect offers high school juniors and seniors real-world experience through internships in various job fields within the following programs: Automotive, Construction, Culinary Arts, Early Childhood, Future Educators, Information Technology, Law Enforcement, and Manufacturing. 

Program-specific certifications and training include OSHA 10, OSHA 30, CPR, Food Handlers Permit, Ford and AC Delco, Forklift Operator Certification, college courses, and more. 

College Application

Students should begin the college application as early as the end of their junior year. The College/Career Center staff are here to help walk students and families through the process, including information about the Common Application, application essays, and transcripts

College Test Prep

Throughout the year, the College/Career Center offers students numerous opportunities to prepare for the ACT and SAT. These standardized tests are required by most colleges and universities, and are used to make admissions decisions. For more information about these tests and test prep classes, visit College Test Prep

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Financial Aid

The College/Career Center has a wealth of financial aid resources for students, including information and assistance with FAFSA, Oklahoma’s Promise, and scholarships. In addition to the resources listed on the scholarships and financial aid section of our website, students can find a list of scholarships in Naviance. College can be expensive, but no matter a student’s financial situation, it is possible for them to go to college or trade school!

Job Shadow

Union’s Job Shadow program offers students the opportunity to spend two hours of their school day on-site with local professionals in the career field of their choice. Students receive first-hand experience in the field and build a network of professional relationships.

Naviance

Naviance is a college and career readiness platform that helps connect academic achievement to post-secondary goals. Naviance is students’ go-to for all things college and career. In Naviance, students can:
•    Take surveys to discover their career interests, individual strengths, and learning styles
•    Explore college and career options
•    Prepare for the ACT/SAT
•    Research and compare colleges 
•    Find information on scholarships
•    Request transcripts to be sent to colleges
•    Request letters of recommendation from teachers
•    Create a personal portfolio and resume 

Service Learning

Students who participate in Service Learning go off-campus for two hours each day to volunteer with a local non-profit organization. Placements offer students valuable workplace experience. 

Tulsa Tech 

Juniors and seniors at Union High School have the opportunity to attend classes at Tulsa Technology Center in either the morning or the afternoon. A Tulsa Tech admissions representative is available in the College/Career Center Monday-Thursday during the school year to assist students in choosing a program and applying for admission. For more details, visit our Career Tech page.

"For me, education was power. "

Michelle Obama

Just try new things. Don't be afraid. Step out of your comfort zones and soar, all right? – Michelle Obama

District Announcement

Happy Holidays

Wishing you Joy and Peace at the Holidays and throughout the New Year.

Union Public Schools will be closed for winter break December 23-January 3, 2020. School will resume on Monday, January 6, 2020.

During the winter break, Union offices will be closed December 24-January 2, 2020.

May Joy and Peace be yours throughout the New Year.

Wishing you Joy and Peace at the Holidays and throughout the New Year.  Union Public Schools will be closed for winter break December 23-January 3, 2020. School will resume on Monday, January 6, 2020.  During the winter break, Union offices will be closed December 24-January 2, 2020.  May Joy and Peace be yours throughout the New Year.

Administrative Changes Announced

Scott Pennington named director of new Hope – Guidance – Social and Emotional Learning Department;   Clayton Hucke named interim 7th Grade Principal

Dear Union Parents and Guardians: 

I am excited to announce that Mr. Scott Pennington, principal at the Union 6th & 7th Grade Center, has been asked to lead a new department within Teaching and Learning entitled Hope – Guidance – Social and Emotional Learning. As you know, we are in the second year of our five-year district strategic plan. One of the elements of this plan is Union’s Learning Model that focuses on literacy, cognitive capacity, engagement, and social and emotional learning.

As we continuously evaluate our data, and hear from teachers and our site leaders, there continues to be a dominant narrative that more must be done to address the social and emotional development of our students. Collectively speaking, our teachers continue to do amazing work in providing dynamic learning experiences for our students. It is now time for us to articulate a tiered approach to addressing unwanted student behaviors and student trauma – at all grade levels – while also fostering greater hope and confidence in our students’ lives. The idea is that we will be more proactive in our efforts, providing counseling and guidance to address the social, emotional, and academic needs of our students. I firmly believe this will make a positive difference in our students’ lives and in the learning culture of our buildings.

Mr. Pennington’s work as a special education teacher, assistant principal, and principal make him uniquely qualified to lead in this new position. In addition to this change, I am also pleased to announce that Mr. Clay Hucke, assistant principal at Union High School, has been asked to serve as an interim principal at the Sixth & Seventh Grade Center. Mr. Hucke has done an outstanding job at the high school and he looks forward to serving the students, staff, and parents at this site.

Please join me in congratulating Mr. Pennington and Mr. Hucke. These moves will become effective January 1, 2020.

Respectfully,

Kirt Hartzler, Ed.D.
Superintendent
Union Public Schools

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