5 Big Benefits of Our Small Schools

5 Big Benefits of Our Small Schools
A Union Colony teacher works with 3 students at a kidney shaped table. The students are listening while the teacher demonstrates a skill. The classroom around them is bright and organized.Union Colony Schools (UC) may be small in size, but our offerings and benefits are anything but. Our size is precisely what allows us to offer tuition-free academics, support that fits the individual, and community that cares. Here are 5 big benefits you can expect when your child attends Union Colony Schools.

1. Everyone Knows Your Name

Each student who walks through our doors is known by name, making school feel more like a family than a large institution. This personal connection makes learning safer and extends from the start of the day to school-wide events and throughout our K-12 experience. Research has shown that students who attend K-12 schools have greater opportunity to build connections that support learning and success after formal schooling.

2. Personalized Support

At the elementary level, all students receive built-in, extra time on task that we like to call What I Need (WIN) time. Our teachers use current testing data and knowledge of each student to provide tailored support in the areas each student needs most. Whether it’s multiplication, reading non-fiction texts or proper punctuation, we ensure each student receives just what he/she needs to grow.

3. Support for College and Beyond

Large schools are challenged to provide the type of 1:1 support that small schools like Union Colony does. High school students face many decisions about their future, whether it be college, vocational training or entering the workforce. Our Career & College Readiness staff offers extensive support for the application process and access to scholarships, as well as advising so your student can find the perfect fit for his/her future. With our concurrent enrollment with Aims Community College, located just across the street from our Preparatory campus, your student can get a head start on college in a supportive environment, complete free college credits or even graduate with both a diploma and Associate's Degree.

4. Access to Extracurriculars

At UC, our small size means students have access to the arts and music classes they wish to take. Want to try your hand at throwing a pot? We’ve got a ceramics class for that. Ready to take your music skills further? Our competitive jazz band is renowned for its skill. If athletics are your thing, we have club sports and competitive teams. UC students have the benefit of attending a small school that can give them ample playing time while still getting to compete at a high level.

Students at Union Colony Elementary work at computers and group tables. There is a digital blackboard with task information. A teacher works at a table in the back of the classroom with 2 students.

5. Abundant Resources

We continually invest in our facilities and school resources so we can provide the best learning opportunities possible. Our newly completed media center offers a wide-selection of books for all ages and our classrooms are outfitted with the latest technology, like 1:1 computers and digital whiteboards. The Outdoor Learning Center at our Elementary campus provides children the chance to dig in the dirt and experience our natural world first-hand.

If you’re looking for a small school, but don’t want to miss out on big opportunities, Union Colony is just the place. Contact us if you want to learn more, peruse our blog, or get a jump-start on a bright future and enroll today. Enrollment for the 2023-24 school year is open now.

About Union Colony Schools

Union Colony Schools’ innovative approach provides a tuition-free education rich in arts, music, technology and athletics to students in the greater Greeley, Colorado area. With two convenient campuses serving K-5 and 6-12, our dedicated teachers educate for a life of leadership and academic success. Join our close-knit, thriving K-12 schools, where community is the heart of our mission and everyone knows your name. We're enrolling.

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