Clearly quality of education is of vital interest to students and parents, and we have a long tradition of excellence.
And in a small town, the school plays a role as a community hub: a center for activities, events, pride in the accomplishment of teachers and students, and collective delight during periods such as our girls' basketball team's magical journey to the Indiana State Basketball Tourney's final game when every man, woman and child traveled in caravan to Indianapolis.
An inherent advantage of small town education is the opportunity for participation and individual attention that can literally get lost in giant school corporations. Union City combines a long-standing commitment to excellence and a can-do attitude about preparing our students to be fully competitive in both higher education and in the 21st Century job market.
Click or scroll for a highlight summary of the qualities of Union City's community schools. More info via the school website.
Union City students are successful at any university level including Ivy League and, recently, Oxford. More typical are degrees from Indiana's excellent array of colleges.
And the school is pioneering in educational paths involving technical skills, sometimes leading to alternative educational routes, sometimes directly to the workplace.
Our scholarship programs have been gradually widened to recognize and support this range of positive outcomes.
The demands placed on teachers in 21st Century education are wide and deep. Budgets for payroll are limited. Morale-building is its own goal. Union City's Alumni Association and Education Foundation provide financial support for educational projects and personal skill development that would not otherwise be possible because of budget constraints.
Randolph Eastern School Corporation (RESC, aka Union City Community Schools) has been recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished District for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through its PLTW programs. It is one of just 24 districts across the U.S. to receive this honor and the only Indiana school.
(PLTW was created by Purdue University to support the STEM educational initiatives (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
Fall: Football, Volleyball, Tennis, Cross Country, Cheer
Winter: Basketball, Wrestling, Swimming, Cheer
Spring: Baseball, Softball, Tennis, Track, Golf See www.UCIndians.com
Union City is a recognized leader in live educational opportunities, including KISS-TV, one of a handful of student operated television "networks," broadcasting live to the community and offering experience on-air and in production, content development, advertising, sales and business management.
Apache Design is a student operated business -- profitable for many years -- that designs, manufacturers and markets promotional items such as hats and other apparel.
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