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Alternative Curriculum

Union Alternative School

Electives

Students have several elective options for the two class periods of the day. These include:

  • Attending elective classes at the High School/Intermediate High School
  • Participation in a work-study program
  • School or community service projects
  • Tulsa Technology Center
  • Tutorial or enrichment assignments

Students may also choose to attend an abbreviated school day. Some students make up credits by attending a full six-hour school day and then participating in the work/study program after school. Alternative education students may also attend night school or summer school classes. Elective classes including life skills are also offered at the Alternative site.

Counseling

Counseling plays an important role in the alternative program, and all students are expected to participate actively in a broad range of counseling opportunities.

Parents

Parents are encouraged, but not required, to play an active role in the students’ education. Teachers attempt to telephone parents regularly to discuss successes as well as problems. Input from parents is always encouraged. Parenting information and classes are provided by the Alternative program staff.

Block Scheduling

Block scheduling is a major component of the alternative program. All high school students attend a single class for four class periods daily in a four-week period. At the end of this four-week session, students earn ½ credit. Then, the students rotate to another class for the next four-week period. This type of scheduling encourages teaching creativity, provides greater flexibility, allows greater opportunity for individualization of assignments, and fosters the creation of a more supportive classroom atmosphere for students.

Class Schedules

Monday-Thursday
Morning Block 8:20-11:35 a.m.
Critical Thinking Skills 11:35 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Lunch 12:30 p.m. -1 p.m.
Mini-Block 1-3 p.m.

Friday Only
Morning Block 8:35-11:45 a.m.
Critical Thinking Skills 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Lunch 12:30 p.m.-1 p.m.
Mini-Block 1-3 p.m.

 

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District Announcements

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Union Public Schools joins the nation in observing National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Learn more here.

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week, which is celebrated annually October 23-31, is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program. Union Public Schools will host a myriad of activities during this time to raise awareness as well.

Red Ribbon Week was started after the death of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, who in 1985 was brutally tortured and murdered by drug traffickers he was investigating in Mexico.  As a tribute to SA Camarena, high school friend, Henry Lozano and Congressman Duncan Hunter, created “Camarena Clubs” and the wearing of a red ribbon to show their oppositions to drugs.

Union school sites will host activities ranging from special assemblies, special dress-up days to classroom activities that address the concerns related to illicit drugs.

Red Ribbon Week, which is celebrated annually October 23-31, is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program. Union Public Schools will host a myriad of activities during this time to raise awareness as well.

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Union Public Schools
8506 E. 61st Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133
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