UCPS ranks nationally for number of National Board Certified teachers
As North Carolina continues to lead the nation for the highest number of teachers who have earned certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, UCPS also continued to rank among the top 30 school districts nationwide for the total number of teachers who have earned their National Board Certification. 

National Board Certification is a voluntary performance-based assessment that is widely regarded as the highest credential in the teaching profession. The rigorous process typically takes one to three years to complete and measures what accomplished teachers and counselors should know and be able to do.

UCPS currently has 296 National Board Certified teachers, and 39 teachers renewed or earned their certification in 2018.

While National Board Certification is significant for the teachers who earn the credential, they have also been proven to be highly beneficial for students. 

A decade of research confirms that National Board Certified teachers not only positively impact student learning but also hone their practice, showcase their talent in the classroom and demonstrate their dedication to their students and profession.
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Pre-K registration opens this month!
Union County offers several high-quality programs to prepare students for success in kindergarten and beyond.

If you are need of a pre-k option for your child, check out our pre-k chart to identify the program that best fits your child's needs.
UCPS students outperform their state and national peers on PSAT exam
In the fall of 2018, UCPS offered the PSAT National Merit Scholarship Test to 10th and select 11th graders at no cost to their families.

Click the link below to learn more about how our students' scores surpassed state and national averages for their peer group.
UCPS staff expands and standardizes suicide intervention protocols
Nearly 40 UCPS therapists, counselors, nurses, and translators participated in a Suicide Intervention Training workshop as part of the district’s ongoing efforts to expand social and emotional support for students.
Want to learn how to support healthy tech use in your family?
Join us on Jan. 22 or 23 as international speaker Janell Hofmann shares ideas about reflective parenting, digital engagement and take-home steps for establishing a tech-healthy family. Parents will walk away with information about current trends, resources and steps to increase their digital literacy.
Spotlight on EmpowerED
Each month, UCPS features an EmpowerED classroom to show how teachers are transforming learners into leaders through meaningful connections, collaboration and creation.

Watch the video above to see how Forest Hills High teacher Katie Lefler encourages collaboration in her classroom and how it ultimately leads to a positive classroom culture and effective learning.
Join UCPS...on Facebook Live!
Get ready: 2019-20 kindergarten registration kicks off on Feb. 1!

Whether it's been a few years since you've gone through the registration process or if you know someone who has a rising kindergartner, UCPS is here to help make your student's transition to kindergarten as seamless as possible.

Join us on Facebook Live as UCPS principals and staff share information about the kindergarten registration process. Staff will also discuss curriculum, transportation, the UCPS after school program, dual language options and more.

Click the link below to RSVP and get reminders about the upcoming Facebook Live session.
Mark Your Calendar
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: All Schools and Offices Closed
Monday, Jan. 21

Teacher Workday: Traditional Schools
Tuesday, Jan. 22

Raising Tech-Healthy Families
6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 22 at CATA or Wednesday, Jan. 23 at Weddington High

Connect and Chat: Kindergarten Registration
6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 28

Report Card: Traditional Schools
Thursday, Jan. 31