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Principal's Message

January 6, 2022


Dear students and parents,


Happy New Year 2022 and welcome back to Union Square Academy for Health Sciences. Our theme this year is “Stay Safe, Stay Open”. Our school has a unique mission to provide a secure, attractive, friendly environment in which students are actively engaged in attaining the skills and content necessary to learn through project-based career and technical instruction and seek admission to college or post-secondary education upon graduation from high school. Both our dental lab technician and pharmacy technician programs are up and running during in-person learning this year.


We have added many digital platforms (Collections for English books and articles, databases, Edmentum Math, Castle Learning, virtual science labs) this year so teachers and students have resources to learn online remotely for quarantines or in-person. These include Edmentum BASE curriculum during advisories to help all students with trauma, loss and other coping skills, iMentor curriculum and various programs.


Using our student 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. Our guidance counselors are available via their Google numbers for counseling and support Ms. Nancy Nunez [email protected] (12th grade) at 1-917-740-8064 and Mr. Tahmid Nazrul [email protected] (10th and 11th grades) at 1-914-357-4184 and Elizabeth Tapia (9th grade) [email protected] at 1-347-829-6016. Our community coordinator, Tiffany Pitts, [email protected] can always assist students and parents as well at 1-917-499-0506. If you need working papers email Mr. Harlington Ariza, our business manager at [email protected] with your student name and number. He will call you with process. Our college counselor Ms. Angela Ellis can be reached at 1-212-253-3110 ext. 64300 or [email protected]


With the support of rich partnerships, consisting of St. John’s University, New York University’s College of Dentistry, CUNY Baruch College, CUNY New York City Technical College (dental), local dental offices, hospitals, C. V. S. and Walgreens pharmacies, Peer Group Connection, College Bound Initiative, iMentor, and Clearly Gottlieb law firm, we have designed an educational environment grounded in academics, career skills and the medical field with technology components. Union Square Academy for Health Sciences (U. S. A.) enables students to develop cognitively, socially and emotionally, by offering more individualized and personalized instruction in an environment that emphasizes parental involvement and a strong sense of community.


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

· All students can grow to their maximum career and college potential via coaches and mentors.

· Students will speak, dress, act and learn appropriately at all in-person, or online learning venues.

· Students will complete digital online tasks and assignments with support from teachers.

· Actual hands-on labs will be used this year again.

· Students will learn appropriately in all areas of the school online for quarantines or in-person on a daily basis.

· Students will be prepared for dental laboratory technician or pharmacy technician examination by senior year.


We anticipate the support and cooperation of our staff, our students, and their parents in realizing our school goals for 2021-2022 during pandemic. Once again, happy New Year and we want to welcome you to our school and wish you a successful 2021-2022 school year experience.


Sincerely Yours,

Mr. Bernardo Ascona,


Union Square Academy for Health Sciences (U. S. A.)

[email protected]