2021-2022 High School Program Options

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  • The transition to high school is an exciting and important time for families. Union County Public Schools has many resources to help your student explore their interests, passions and postsecondary aspirations through various high school academies, pathways and courses. 

    This page will serve as a guide to help your family learn more about academic choice information sessions, registration requirements, academy offerings, pathways, courses and more! For information about each high school, visit ucps.k12.nc.us and click on schools.


     CTE  Virtual Sessions

     Academic and Elective Virtual Sessions

  • After learning about high school options, students can complete a 9th Grade Planning Worksheet. The purpose of this document is to help students think about which courses they would like to take in 9th grade. This planning worksheet will be completed by all 8th graders during the month of February during the school day.

    9th Grade Planning Worksheet

    Upon completion, a PDF copy of the planning worksheet will be emailed to the student and parent (if a parent email address is given). For a sample completed planning worksheet, click here.

    Access the UCPS High School Program of Studies.

January Information Sessions (Click the arrow to read more)

  • Parent Meeting for Academic Choice Programs (CATA, Health Sciences, IB Pathway, UCEC)

  • Choosing the Right Path in High School Parent Session

  • Career and Technical Education (CTE) Information Sessions

  • Central Academy for Technology & Arts - CATA Crawl

  • Union County Early College Information Night

February Information Sessions (Click the arrow to read more)

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Pathway Program at Marvin Ridge High School Information Session

  • Union County Early College Virtual Drop-In Q&A

  • Academic Sessions

  • Elective Sessions

Secondary Education Calendar

  •  Additional Program Information

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