New office hours at Union Academy!

Starting Monday, Feb. 12th, 2018 our front office will be closing at 4pm daily.  There will be no adult supervision for late pick-up students after this time.

Thank you for your understanding

Valentine's Day

To reduce the classroom distractions, Union Academy will not deliver any Valentine gifts to students. Also, school board policy is that balloons, floral arrangements, and other large objects cannot be transported on school buses. Gifts should not be brought to school by students—please arrange to give Valentine’s gifts outside of school.

Freshman Preview

For Union Academy 8th Grade Students
Freshman Preview
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Programs held at each high school beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Preview provides a time for students and parents to learn about high school and what to expect during the transition to 9th grade.

Freshman Preview includes information about:

  • Registering for high school courses-when and how courses are selected for you?
  • What courses do 9th graders usually take?
  • Changes to course registration
  • Academic supports
  • Graduation requirements
  • Career Academy Choices
  • School sponsored activities-many student organizations and clubs will be represented and staff and students will be on
  • hand to answer your questions
  • Sports and athletic eligibility
  • How to sign up to receive information via emails/phone calls

What you can do now to prepare for a GREAT high school experience? Join us at Freshman Preview to find out!

Specific information about bus routes, bus times, lunch procedures, and student schedules will be available during regular orientation in August.

Please call your zoned high school for additional information. School specific information is located at www.polk-fl.net and search keyword “schools.”

Congratulations Spelling Bee Winners

Congrats to the Spelling Bee Grade Level Winners that competed on January 17th in the cafeteria! They worked hard studying and are now preparing for the next round of the “Run-Off Bee” on January 31st. The winners for each grade level are Madeleine A. for 8th Grade, Logan H. for 7th grade and Ivey W. for 6th Grade.

There will be a run-off Bee on Wednesday, January 31st for the top participants in each grade level.

Thanks to Mrs. Neal for taking pictures and to Mr. Scheloske and Mrs. Draper for being judges!

Yearbook Personal Add

Express friendship, love or congratulations to the special student in your life with a personal ad in the yearbook. 8th grade students should have received a memory page application with information on sizes and cost. If you need another application please contact Mrs. B Williams for one or more information about creating a memory page for you. Memory pages for the yearbook are due February 16th. So don’t delay, contact Mrs. B Williams the art teacher today.

UA/PTA Steps for Students 5k Run

Students who sign up for the UA 5k by this Friday (1/12) will receive their shirts on Thursday (1/18) and may wear their shirt and jeans on Friday (1/19). Their 5k shirts will be considered spirit shirts for the rest of the year. You can sign up online or return the form by this Friday.
UA 5k Schedule:
January 20, 2018
8:00 AM EST
UA/PTA Steps for Students 5k
9:00 AM EST
Union Academy 1/2 Mile Fun Run



Classes Start at 7:45

Parents of car rider students: please drop off your student(s) by 7:40 am. Classes begin at 7:45 am. The gates close at 7:45 and you will need to check your student(s) into the front office where he/she will receive a tardy pass at or after 7:45 am.

Thank you.

Open Enrollment

The 2018-2019 Open Enrollment application period for all Magnet and Choice schools will begin at 8:00 AM on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 and will close at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, January 9, 2018.

For information on Magnet and School Choice, click here.

Program information is available here.

To fill out an application to attend Union Academy, click here.

Early Dismissal Days Extended


This is a reminder that Polk County Schools have removed all early dismissal days from the school board’s calendar to makeup the educational days lost because of Hurricane Irma.


Girls Who Code Club

Girls Who Code is a national non-profit working to close the gender gap in technology. Our Clubs are free after-school programs for 6-12th grade girls to use computer science to impact their community and join our sisterhood of supportive peers and role models.

Any Union Academy girl who is interested in joining GIRLS Who Code please see Mrs. Motta for more information and a permission slip. The first meeting will be Wed Sept 27 after school from 2:45 -3:45.

Click here for more information: Girls_Who_Code_Overview-2017


To enhance security, ALL students must use Polk credentials to login to computers at school. To access their same apps at home, use this document: Accessing_Classlink_from_Home.

Union Academy 2017-2018 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 2017- 2018 reflect the minimum standard required for all magnets schools in Polk County. Please read the Uniform Policy 2017-18 PDF carefully for important information.

Support the Union Academy PTA with Jeans Day

The PTA is sponsoring the Union Academy Last Friday Jeans Day. Students who donate to the drive get to wear jeans on the last Fridays of the months. Click here for more information: Jeans Day 2017-2018.

Parent Portal Update Information

Parents: please review information on Parent Portal and make necessary corrections to save time on Orientation Day.

Parent Portal

Summer Reading Quick Links!

Please use the links below to quickly access files and sites for the summer reading assignment.

Media Center




Summer Reading! Tell me about your book!


Student Orientation Night

Union Academy’s 2018 Student Orientation will be held Tuesday, August 8, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Buy Your Yearbook Today!

The last day to pre-order a yearbook is March 31st. You can order online or purchase one at school with Mrs. B. Williams the art teacher. See application for details.

Don’t delay – order one today!



eBook Card Catalog Change

Destiny (our online card catalog) was recently updated. There is now a new location for our eBook collection. Instead of clicking on Follett Shelf, you will need to click on the Destiny Discover tab.
The user ID for students and their password remain the same.

Union Academy’s PTA Needs YOU!

The UA PTA is active in making your school a better place for learning using the IB profile. Through two fundraisers during the school year, we’re able to enhance learning, teaching and volunteering at UA. Last year, we raised over $25,000 to improve your child’s education. With this money the PTA purchased IPADs, IPad Carts, and an AR Subscription for the entire school!

For more information and the membership form, PTA Membership 2016-2017.

Subscribe to our News via Email!

Stay on top of Union Academy news by subscribing to our news posts via email. Simply click the “Subscribe” button on the left side of our home page, enter your email, and you will be kept abreast of news and events.

Box Tops for Education

Box Tops for Education is a fun and easy way to raise money for Union Academy. The funds raised in the past have purchased video cameras and computers for students, supplies and other equipment. There will be a school wide contest during the 2016 – 2017 school year for individual students and classes that bring in the most box tops.

If every student brought in an average of just 6 box tops for each month of the year, we would raise over $3000! The money will be spent to continue upgrading the school’s technology and students’ learning experience.

For more information, please go to our Box Tops for Education Page.

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.