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Polk County Schools Open Enrollment

The dates for Polk County Schools Open Enrollment period have been scheduled and posted on the school board’s Acceleration/Innovation webpage.

  • Applications will be accepted Tuesday, November 10, 2015 through 5:00 PM Friday, January 8, 2016.  Please refer to the District’s Polk Ed Options webpage for information and access to all online applications at  http://www.polk-fl.net/schools/polkedoptions.asp.
  • The first round of Acceptance letters should be mailed to all accepted applicants on March 8, 2016.

Summer Homework for UA Students in High School Courses

Union Academy students taking courses for high school credit are required to complete summer homework. These assignments will be reviewed and graded upon the student’s return. The course includes: Algebra 1, Geometry, Earth/Space, Business Software, Robotics, Spanish 1 & Spanish 2. See the PDF’s for more information.

See Spanish 1 & Spanish 2 plus general summer requirement information:


Summer Reading For All Students

All Union Academy students are required to read 3 books over the summer. One specific title and 2 of their own selection. Check out these important documents with the details: Summer Reading Proj 2015 6th 7th 8th Learner Profile Assignment 2015 Suggested Summer Reading List for 2015

6th Graders read “Shadow”, 7th & 8th Graders read “DASH.”
7th & 8th Graders will complete a Learner Profile Project. Check UA website for details.
Students will take an Accelerated Reader Test on their books in August.
Required: two additional books of the student’s choice.
EBook access for UA students. Explore our EBook library of over 200 books.
Go to the UA Website, Media Center, Card Catalogue
Username is the student’s 6 digit student ID/Lunch #
Password is “justread” (one word, lower case)


Summer Learning Program Requirement

All Incoming 6th Graders and current 6th & 7th Graders in Intensive Math or Intensive Reading are required to complete the Summer Learning Program. All other Union Academy students have the option of participating. Students will complete lessons based on grade-level standards in modules through Edmodo for Reading and Math. For Success at UA: Read the posted letter, follow the registration instructions, take the pre-test, complete the modules on time, take the post-test. Incoming-Students-Summer-Learning-Resource-Letter-May-2015   Edmodo Student Sign Up directions     Edmodo Apps Permission-Required


Union Academy 2015-2016 Uniform Policy

School uniforms provide a high standard of expectations for our students. By eliminating the many distractions created by fashion, trends and overall appearance, we are creating a safe and productive atmosphere for learning. The uniforms worn by Union Academy students in the 2015 – 2016 reflect the minimum standard required for all magnets schools in Polk County. Please read the UA Uniforms 2015-16 PDF carefully for important information.

Union Academy Shirts may be ordered through Evolutionary Screen Printing or other vendors. To see pictures of the shirts you can open the UA Uniforms 2015 – 2016 here.


Online Digital Access to Student Textbooks and Resources

For students in Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, and all English/ Language Arts courses for grades 6th-12th, the Polk County School District is providing online digital access to student textbooks and resources through Pearson SuccessNet. After teachers have completed the enrollment process for their specific class rosters, students and parents will have access to the online resources. Further information will be posted shortly.