Welcome to UCPS Snapshots, the Union County Public Schools newsletter!

Each month, we'll send you news about what's going on in our school district -- including everything from school board meetings to exciting news about our students and ways you can get involved with your community's schools. 

We depend greatly on the support of our local communities and businesses, and look forward to sharing news about our award-winning school district with you.
Health Sciences Academy at
Monroe Middle
UCPS is excited to introduce the new Health Sciences Academy at Monroe Middle! 

The academy, which
 is the result of a partnership between UCPS and Carolinas HealthCare System, will offer challenging coursework to help prepare students for college and careers in the medical field.

Sixth-grade students will participate in integrated neuroscience/health science and medical Spanish courses. All students will have the opportunity to participate in internships, externships and career-building activities related to the health care and medical field.

Also, Carolinas HealthCare System will provide a full-time science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) specialist to be a liaison between the school and hospital.

Students do not have to apply for the academy, and all students enrolled at Monroe Middle will take courses in the health sciences pathway.

Watch the video above to learn more about this exciting opportunity, and stay tuned for more information.
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Naviance helps students jumpstart their future

Thanks to Naviance, a college and career readiness software, UCPS middle and high school students will soon be able to get a head start on planning for their future. 

Provided at no cost to UCPS families, the software will help students identify their strengths, explore career interests and create education plans.

Be informed: Visit the Realignment website for up-to-date information

The Student Realignment Citizens Advisory Committee provides feedback and input as the Board of Education conducts research for a potential student realignment plan.

Visit our website to view resources, documents and videos from recent meetings.
Are you ready for the new
school year?
The countdown is on. Classes at traditional schools begin in less than three weeks!

Check out our back-to-school webpage for more information about open houses, the after-school program, bell schedules, calendars and more.
In Case You Missed It
Mark Your Calendar

Early Release -- Year-round Schools
Thursday, Aug. 17

No School -- Year-round Schools
Friday, Aug. 18

First Day of Classes at Traditional Schools
Monday, Aug. 28

Board of Education Meeting

7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 7

Professional Development Center
701 Brewer Drive, Monroe

(The meeting will be live-streamed on the UCPS Board of Education YouTube channel.)

Did You Know?
UCPS is continuing its partnership with WSOC by participating in the annual School Tools drive.

You can help support our local students by dropping off your donations at any one of our 19 locations around Union County or by leaving a bag of donations in your mailbox on A ug. 19 for School Tools Postal Collection Day.