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Principal's Message

Dear Students and Parents,

We want to welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year at Union Square Academy for Health Sciences. Our themes this year is “Inspiring with Passion to Learn.”

Our school has a unique mission to provide a secure, attractive, friendly environment in which students are actively engaged in attaining the skills necessary to learn through project based instruction and seek admission to college or post-secondary education upon graduation from high school.

Using support services, our students and their parents are actively involved in plotting realistic, attainable learning targets (goals) that will lead them to a high school diploma and future career objectives.


The mission is to produce contributing members of society through a participatory educational process dedicated to:


1. Creating a standards-driven, rigorous academic environment that emphasizes college and job skills.
2. Developing critical thinking skills in order to foster independent decision making.
3. Establishing an environment that addresses the needs of all learners, allowing each student to reach his/her maximum potential.
4. Integrating civic and social skills in order that our students function productively in the world community.
5. Supporting the concept that learning is a lifelong process.

With the support of rich partnerships, consisting of St. John’s University, New York University Center for Supportive Schools, College Bound Initiative, iMentor, and Clearly Gottlieb law firm, we have designed an educational environment grounded in academics and the medical field with technology component.

This school will provide you with opportunities to develop the skills and abilities young adults need to comprehend and weave together the fabric of their own experiences and the world in order. This will help students achieve equity and excellence in their education thus fostering future careers.

This learning milieu enables you to develop cognitively, socially and emotionally, and to demonstrate high standards in the academic realm by offering more individualized and personalized instruction in an environment that emphasizes parental involvement and a strong sense of community.

The educational infrastructure of Union Square Academy for Health Sciences is based upon best practices, research and the collective experience of partnerships. We have high expectations at Union Square Academy for our students. These build our philosophy as a school.


Union Square Academy for Health Sciences reflects the following beliefs and practices:

· All students can grow to their maximum career and college potential.
· Students will speak, dress, act and behave appropriately at all venues.
· Students will come prepared every day with an 8 1/2 x 11 loose-leaf binders with dividers for subjects.
· A working pen and pencil is required daily.
· Folders and a schoolbag will be used to store handouts by subject and textbooks. Lab coats will be worn in all C. T. E. classes this year.
· Students will learn to speak appropriately in all areas of the school.
· Students will be prepared for dental laboratory technician or pharmacy technician examination by senior year. Lab coats must be worn in C. T. E. classes.
Both staff and students expect and maintain high standards of learning, academic rigor, professionalism and behavior that exhibits compassion with respect for one another.

We anticipate the support and cooperation of our staff, our students, and their parents in realizing our school goals for 2017-2018. The first step you can take is to read the student manual and get acquainted with our school rules and regulations. Once again, we want to welcome you to our school and wish you a successful 2017-2018 school year experience.



Sincerely Yours,

Mr. Bernardo Ascona
Principal
Union Square Academy for Health Sciences (U. S. A.)