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Levels of Learning

At Union Catholic, students move fluidly among six learning levels—from foundations to advanced placement.

At Union Catholic, we challenge our students academically—and allow them to learn at their own pace.

To that end, our curriculum is arranged into six learning levels, all of which are college-preparatory and responsive to students’ individual strengths. Throughout their career at Union Catholic, students can switch levels depending upon their performance. For example, a student may take honors-level math and science, but standard-level humanities. And for those in need of additional academic support, we offer our foundations program. After freshman year, students in a foundations program may continue with adapted courses or move to another level.

To further accommodate students’ individualized experiences, Union Catholic also employs a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) approach to instruction. For example, some students may not be required to take a test, but instead, may demonstrate their grasp of the material by participating in a group project.

Students who obtain superior academic credentials are invited to join our Distinguished Scholars Program, a curriculum of accelerated courses designed to challenge the most advanced learners. 

As a result of our six levels of learning, every student at Union Catholic is able to pursue a course of study that develops their analytical, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills.

At Union Catholic, every student enjoys an individualized learning experience—and a friendly, nurturing community.