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Early College HS FAQs

Early College High School at Union Public Schools will target first-generation college students, those who come from families who have had no experience with college or expectation that their children will attend a university. 

Q: Is there a cost for Union’s Early College High School program? 

A: There will be no cost to students enrolled in Union’s ECHS program. Tuition, fees, and books will be covered by the partnership between Union Public Schools and Tulsa Community College. Students will be responsible for the cost of college admission exams. Fee waivers are available for the ACT and SAT for qualifying students.

Q: My student is enrolled in concurrent courses at Union. Can my student switch to the ECHS program?

A:  No. Students will be invited to apply to Early College High School. 

Q: Why is there a charge for concurrent college courses when there is not one for the new ECHS program?  

A: The reason has to do with how the two programs are funded.  Union Public Schools is paying TCC to offset the cost of the instructors for the ECHS program as part of this new pilot program.  The ECHS program also has an entirely different focus – recruiting first-generation college students, by invitation only – while the concurrent enrollment program is open to all students.  

Q: You say, “This program is not for everyone.”  What are the other options available to my student? 

A: Union has multiple pathways for college and career success, whether it is concurrent enrollment, Advanced Placement, Union Virtual Learning Academy, the Career Connect Program, or Early College High School. There is no “one size fits all.” Our job is to help students identify the pathway that best suits them given their talents, career interests, and future life goals.

 

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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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