Technology Extravaganza Thursday May 3


Come see your child’s digital portfolio and view some of the awesome projects they have created in class!

Technology Extravaganza


Students who are interested in participating in the Technology Extravaganza as a presenter should sign up in the cafeteria during lunch starting Monday! UA students in attendance will have the chance to win a Kindle Fire!

Economic Success of Florida’s Graduates

Hello Union Academy! Section 1002.20(24), Florida Statutes, requires each middle school and high school student or the student’s parent be provided a two-page summary of the Department of Economic Opportunity’s economic security report of employment and earning outcomes.
To ensure Union Academy complies with this statute:

Thank you,
Stephen Scheloske
Union Academy

Union Academy Preview

Union Academy Preview

6th Grade Students Entering Middle School
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

This is an important time to learn about the UA schedule, supplies, dress code, and other important policies at UA. This is also your opportunity to select elective course for the 2018-19 school year. We encourage all new enrollees to attend. Specific information about bus routes, bus times, lunch procedures, teacher assignments and schedules will be available during regular orientation in August.

School Messenger


Opt-In to Receive Important Messages from Your Child’s School

Polk County Public Schools’ telephone notification system allows us to connect with our parents and guardians by sending various school-related messages that can range from upcoming school events to emergency situations.

In order to stay connected, we need your permission to continue calling you with our SchoolMessenger system for non-emergency school situations.

To stay connected, we need you to opt-in as soon as possible. Unfortunately, if you do not give us permission, we will no longer be able to use our automated voice dialing system to contact you. This is simply a reminder, in case you have never opted in before. To find out more and sign up for SchoolMessenger, please click here.

Community Survey

Polk County Public Schools has opened its annual Community Feedback Survey today (March 8, 2018).

Working with a committee, the Department of Assessment, Accountability & Evaluation created the Community Feedback Survey to measure public perception of the school district. Improving public perception is one of the goals of the School District’s current Strategic Plan.

The survey was first conducted in the 2016-17 school year to gather baseline data. Your participation in this year’s survey will allow us to gauge our progress in various categories. The survey will be available to current students (grades 4 and higher), school and district staff, as well as parents and community members.

Links to the surveys can be found at the bottom of this post. The survey will be open March 8th through Friday, March 23rd.

Please note that if you are both an employee and a parent, we would appreciate you taking both the Staff survey and Parent & Community survey.

Each of you plays a critical role in improving public perception of Polk County Public Schools. We appreciate your participation

State Testing Spring 2018

Dear Parent/Guardian of a Union Academy Student, statewide assessments are quickly approaching. Attached, is the calendar of assessments for Union Academy, Spring Testing Schedule 2018.  FSA Writing will be our first assessment, school wide on March 6, 2018. For further information on state tests, please read this parent/guardian letter, FSA Parent Letter 2018.

New School Board Check In Procedures

Polk County Schools are now using a new program to check visitors onto campuses. The program, Raptor, requires a government issued Photo ID to come on campus. This applies to all visitors without regard to past visits. On your next visit to Union Academy, please be sure to bring a government issued ID (e.g. Driver’s License). The only identification accepted from outside the United States is a passport. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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

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.

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.

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!


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.