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  • Our Mission at Union School

    Union School continues to inspire a culture of lifelong learning that emphasizes academic excellence, civic-mindedness, and character development. Our U.S.-accredited program in Haiti promotes a community of learners ready to take the lead as local and global citizens.

    • Union School Curriculum Overview

      Design a comprehensive curriculum and provide the necessary infrastructure to establish consistent guidelines for teaching that will allow our students to acquire the 21st-century skills needed to achieve their individual goals. 

      Through a collective effort, the educators at Union School have designed an American-based International Curriculum using the following standards:

      Common Core Standards (Incorporating College & Career readiness Standards and Mathematical Practices)

      Virginia State Standards

      Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

      New York State Standards 

      American Educators Reaches Out (AERO) Standards

      International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards

      Long Beach California Unified School District Technology Standards

      P21’s Framework for 21st Century Learning

      AP Standards from the College Board

      Haitian Studies Target Proficiencies developed by Union School Staff

      Second Step Social-Emotional Learning Program

      Our dynamic curriculum is evaluated and revised following a 5-year review cycle and the delivery is facilitated by our staff using researched best practices.

      The staff at Union School strives to facilitate instruction that fosters the development of critical and creative thinking, collaboration, civic-mindedness, and personal integrity in our students.

      We aim is to consider the needs and abilities of each student as we plan, instruct, and facilitate learning using differentiated approaches through subject-specific and interdisciplinary activities.

    • Curriculum by Grade Level



      Pre K- 3

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      Pre K- 4


      Kinder


      Grade 1


      Grade 2


      Grade 3


      Grade 4


      Grade 5


      MS

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          HS

      • Curriculum Review Cycle

        CYCLE

        2014-15

        2015-16

        2016-17

        2017-18

        2018-19


         I

        Review, Revise, & Preview

         

        Language

        Arts

        &

        French

              

        Mathematics

         

         

         

        Science

         

         

        Social Studies

        &

        Social Sciences

         

        PE/Health

        &

        Visual and Performing Arts

         

        II

        Train & Implement

         

         

         

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        Language

        Arts

        &

        French

         

         Mathematics

         

         

        Science

         

         

        Social Studies

        &

        Social Sciences

         

        III

        Reflect & Refine

         

         

         

         

                  **

         

         

        **

         

        Language

        Arts

        &

        French

         

        Mathematics

         

        Science

         

         

        IV

        Implement

         

         

         

         

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        Language

        Arts

        &

        French

         

         Mathematics

         

         

         

        V

        Evaluate

         

         

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        Science

         

        Social Studies

        &

        Social Sciences

         

        PE/Health

        &

        Visual and Performing Arts

         

        Language

        Arts

        &

        French


        Year I – Framework Development or Revision 
        Review standards/ benchmarks/ indicators and revise as needed (philosophy, mission, adopted instructional strategies, course descriptions, scope and sequence, selected resources, assessment guide)
        Review the curriculum framework and revise as needed
        Order sample copies of texts and support materials 
              Preview and Select Text and Support Materials 
        Evaluate textbooks and support material samples to ensure alignment to the framework document
        Order textbooks and materials 

        Year II – Train Staff and Implement 
        Provide training for the new program(s)
        Provide teacher support for the new program(s) 
        Provide parent education for the new program(s) 
        Implement the new program(s)

        Year III – Reflect & Refine
        Reflect on first-year implementation efforts
        Identify strengths and needs
        Refine program curriculum and delivery
        Monitor student assessment outcomes

        Year IV – Implement 
        Implement the program with refinements 
        Monitor student progress using data

        Year V – Evaluate 
        Evaluate program effectiveness 
        Identify and discuss the latest research and teaching methodology

        Curriculum Mapping
        2017-2018 Identify Priority Standards, Bundle Standards to develop Year-Long Context
        2018-2019 Develop curriculum maps (all grades)
        2019-2020 Implement curriculum maps
        2020- Ongoing Refine curriculum maps annually 


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