Union Academy Expectations

Expectations of Actions of All Union Academy Students

  • Work diligently to succeed daily.
  • Complete daily homework.
  • Follow all school rules.
  • Read 5 books per 9 weeks and take Accelerated Reader Tests.
  • Long-term Unit projects.
  • Maintain organized and neat UA binder
  • Arrive prepared with daily learning supplies.
  • Perform community service.
  • Record homework assignments in student calendar.
  • Review homework assignments at the end of the day.
  • Arrive dressed for academic success in the UA uniform.
  • Develop a Portfolio of Achievement.
  • Utilize a uniformed paper heading in all classes
  • Write in cursive using black or blue ink.
  • Ask teachers for make-up work upon your return to school.
  • Complete make-up work by the deadline.
  • ASK FOR HELP when needed.
  • Teachers work with students by appointment in the morning and afternoon during non-instructional hours.
  • Check student portal and student email often.

Expectations of Attributes of All Union Academy Students 

  • Be courteous to students and staff
  • Develop a new sense of responsibility
  • Develop a sense of service to others
  • Use new study habits.
  • Develop attributes of the IB learner profile.
  • Use time management skills.
  • Prioritize and adjust to flexible scheduling.
  • Develop a sense of interrelatedness with others locally and globally.
  • Develop Approaches to Learning Skills (organization, collaboration, communication, information literacy, reflection, thinking and transfer).
  • Attend school regularly prepared to learn
  • Arrive on time to each class.

Expectations of Union Academy Parents

  • Allow an adjustment period for their middle school student.
  • Check the Union Academy website and teacher websites for updates periodically.
  • Attend Union Academy Parent Nights.
  • Support the high rigor and high expectations of students.
  • Communicate with teachers via email with praises, clarifications and concerns.
  • Keep students in school by avoiding check-outs and absences for appointments during school hours.
  • Sign and return the weekly Progress Reports: 6th Grade/Tuesday, 7th and 8th Grade/Wednesday.
  • Check student grades and assignments on Parent Portal often.
  • Complete all required forms by the deadlines.
  • Ensure your child arrive to school on time daily.
  • Be on time for meeting with teachers and staff.

Parental Guidance from Brain-Based Learning by Eric Jensen

  • Share something wondrous and exciting every day with your child that you personally learned during the day.
  • Take your child to events that are designed specifically for learning.
  • Speak of school and your job in a positive manner.
  • Make your home a rich, positive learning environment, full of challenge and novelty.
  • Avoid sarcasm, negative remarks and criticism of your child — believe 100% in your child’s potential.
  • Provide affection, warmth, love, and acceptance of your child — give genuine compliments.
  • Provide an adequate, stress-free, safe, secure environment for your child.
  • Encourage academic use of the computer and limit the use of the computer, gaming and television for entertainment.