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Union offers free online program for students grades 6-12


Posted Date: 08/21/2019

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What if your child could receive a quality education from home for free?

Well, we are offering just such a program called Union Virtual. It’s open to kids in grades 6-12 who live within the Union Public Schools district - see map. Students don’t even have to be currently enrolled at Union. The program launches this fall and we invite you to apply. Enrollment is limited to the first 100 students so apply now. And, did we say it’s FREE? 

Apply to Union Virtual

Previous programs limited the number of online classes.  Not this one. Union Virtual allows students to take all of their courses online.  Kids also have the option to take one elective course – like music or sports – in a face-to-face setting. See our mailer

Union Virtual BenefitsParticipating students will be issued a school-owned laptop for use while enrolled. 
All students accepted into Union Virtual are required to take six rigorous hours of instruction per day. Students will be able to proceed at their own pace with an option to work ahead and progress at a faster rate if they desire.  

Most instruction will occur online, but every student is assigned a certified teacher who will monitor their progress, provide assistance as needed, and will be the point of contact between the student, parent and their grade-level school site.  

All students need internet access 6-8 hours per day in order to receive instruction and complete assignments. Union can provide a portable MiFi device that will allow the student to work from home.

To be eligible for Union Virtual, students in grades 6-12 this fall must live in the district, be enrolled full-time with Union Public Schools, and may not be enrolled in any other program or school (private, online or homeschool). Once their application has been accepted, they must be enrolled with Union no later than August 9, 2019.  

Applicants will be evaluated based on academic performance, attendance, motivation, and home academic support. 

Union Virtual is based in the Union Innovation Lab located at 6235 S. Mingo. All students need home internet access 6-8 hours per day in order to receive instruction and complete assignments. Union can provide a portable MiFi device that will allow the student to work from home.