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ECHS Schedule & Support

Class Schedule

Early College HSThe ECHS program will begin with a college preparatory curriculum in the ninth grade; beginning in 10th Grade, college courses will be gradually added to the student's schedule.

College courses will be introduced on a graduated basis:

  • Sophomore year:  3 college courses
  • Junior year:  8 college courses
  • Senior year:  9 college courses

Camp College/summer program: ECHS students will be expected to attend a summer “bridge experience” to orient them to college-level expectations, study, research, and time management skills, and to build relationships with fellow students.  High school credit may be earned for the bridge experiences.  

Tulsa Community College instructors will teach the courses, which will begin in August 2018 (the students’ sophomore year).  

Students will be able to take up to 19 combined college credit hours and high school classes per semester, exempting six hours cocurricular club or organization hours.

ECHS classes will be held primarily at the Union Collegiate Academy (UCA), although labs and summer classes may be held at the TCC Southeast Campus.  College classes will take place on a Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday schedule, with science labs and study classes on Fridays. 

Student Supports

Early College HSGrade alerts for ECHS students in college courses will be generated every two weeks. 

Study sessions and tutoring will be required.  

Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA to remain enrolled in college classes.
Replacements into high school courses will be possible – and may be necessary – to ensure students do not lose credits toward high school graduation.  

TCC advisors will conduct individual or group college advisement conferences, including degree audits, two times per year with all ECHS students.  ECHS counselors will track credit requirements for the high school diploma.  

ECHS students will have access to the TCC Writing Lab, Math Lab, Library, and other college facilities and services available to other TCC students. 

During the regular academic year, transportation to TCC Southeast Campus during the school day will be provided by the district.  Students may be responsible for their own transportation during the summer or evening classes at TCC. 

 

“Many students are unsure whether they have the ability to be successful in college.  The best Early College programs that I’ve seen start early in building up that confidence.  They prepare students by teaching them study skills. They raise the rigor in high school courses so that students are well prepared to do the college work, so they see success after success. Then they feel good about going off to college when they’re finished with high school.” — Mary Cantrell, Associate Professor of English/George Kaiser Family Foundation Faculty Endowed Chair of Concurrent Enrollment, TCC

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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