Locals already know how great Union County Schools are, so it’s no surprise that the students and faculty are making waves and winning awards left and right! Very recently, Union County High School was not only honored by the Governor as one of the highest performing schools in the State of Georgia, but it was also named as an Advanced Placement (AP) Challenge School by the Georgia State Superintendent. We are so proud of the students, educators, and BOE in our community!
The community of Blairsville-Union County prides itself in investing in the quality of education that the children in our area receive, and we’re proud to see all of the improvements made in our schools in recent years, including the Fine Arts Center and Auditorium, Agriscience Center, new school busses, classroom additions and HVAC upgrades, technology upgrades, safety and security enhancements, and much more. We are also excited to see the progress made under the leadership of new Superintendent John Hill.
We love living in an area that values education and investing in the future of its students, and we’re very proud to see everything coming out of Union County Schools. Keep up the great work!
‘Tis the season for kiddos to head back to school and for parents to breathe a sigh of relief that the daily routine is back to normal. Here in Blairsville-Union County, parents can feel confident about the education that their kids are getting because of our phenomenal school system. Our school buildings are some of the most up to date in the area and boast an exceptional staff, an outstanding student body, and strong parent involvement. Some of the accolades received by Union County Schools include the Gold Award from the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement and Woody Gap High School being named one of the top high schools in the country by U.S. News and World Report.
Empowering the next generation with the best education possible is extremely important to our community, and the schools in Blairsville-Union County take this responsibility very seriously. Parents here can rest assured that their children are learning and growing in ways that will launch them into a bright future. Learn more about the educational opportunities available in our area at www.visitblairsvillega.com/about-the-community/education/.
The first day of school is approaching fast in Blairsville-Union County, which presents new challenges and opportunities for both families and businesses. While many parents welcome the return to a “normal” schedule and a consistent routine for their children, others lament the loss of a more open schedule that allows for fun trips and activities. For businesses, depending on the type of business, it can mean the beginning or the end of a busy season and – with the return of extra-curricular activities like sports and band – increasingly hectic schedules for both employers and employees.
With all of this in mind, it’s important to remember to be patient with not only our kids, but also our colleagues and co-workers. Let’s cherish the time that we have with our families and make the most of opportunities to interact with our kids in between school and practices and lessons and all of the other things that go on during this busy season. There are also opportunities for some businesses to get creative with their customer base, like a back to school parent “pick-me-up” discount at coffee shops or “school night meal deals” for restaurants. There are lots of ways for your family and business to hit the ground running this school year!
Union County Schools serve more than 2,700 students in the Blairsville and Suches area. Fueled by the vision of “Cultivating the Leaders of Tomorrow,” this school system is working hard to identify and meet the needs of every student. Recognized as a part of Georgia’s Charter School Systems, Union County Schools are able to provide academic, artistic, athletic, and a number of community opportunities.
The county public school system operates five schools in total. Those buildings are some of the most up-to-date in the area. The faculty and staff are consistently held in high regard. In fact, about 70 percent of the top professional staff hold advanced degrees. That level of excellence is also exemplified by Union County’s students. At Union County High School, students have the opportunity to take AP courses and participation is currently at 20 percent. The school’s graduation rate is very high at 91 percent.
Union County Schools are consistently ranked as a top rural school system. Both high schools have received awards by the U.S. News and World Report. Woody Gap High School was named a top high school in the country and Union County High School was ranked as one of the best high schools nationwide – the ranking was based on the school’s performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college. UCHS also received the Bronze award and the Gold Award from the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement.
In addition, the Mountain Education Charter High School is an accredited public school that offers afternoon and evening classes, perfect for part-time students. Students work at their own pace and are allowed as much time needed to master the subjects.
The high standards, ample opportunities in academia and beyond, and compelling learning environments make Union County’s schools the perfect launchpad for our children’s future!