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Commencement Plan for Mount Union Area High School Class of 2020

Our goal is to recognize and celebrate the achievements of the Mount Union Area High School Class of 2020. We apologize for the delay in communicating our plan for a Presentation of Diploma. At this point, PDE has removed the COVID School Guidance language relating to graduation and red/yellow/green zones, allowing us to move forward with our plans.

Further details can be found here.


Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2020-2021 school year in now open. 
For instructions on registering please click on the following link.

Kindergarten Registration Instructions


Mount Union Area School District Education Plan

See Links below:

Continuity of Education Plan 05/01/2020

COVID-19 Letter to Parents

COVID-19 Special Education Letter

A page has been created for Academic Enrichment and Review and can be accessed here or by clicking on the button link in the above banner.


Order your 2019-2020 Yearbook now!!

Attention Mount Union High School Students, Families, and Community........

You still have time to order a "Special Edition" yearbook which will be a great keepsake during this unprecedented time. Go to www.jostens.com to order. If you have any questions, please email yhoppel@muasd.org.


School Closure Update and Guidance

Governor Wolf announced on April 9, 2020 to extend the mandated school closure for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, this includes all extracurricular activities, sports, field trips, etc. School districts are to continue to follow the continuity of education plan focused on review and enrichment through the district’s calendar year, which is May 29th for Mount Union Area School District. Please continue to encourage your child to work as they have been the past two weeks. 

The buildings will remain closed at this time, following the state guidelines. All student materials left in the buildings prior to the closure will remain safe in those areas. The district administrative team will develop a plan in the next few weeks to collect all student materials and distribute student belongings at the beginning of May, while adhering to state guidelines to protect the health of our students and community.  We will notify parents of the distribution plan via One Call, the district website, and district Facebook page.

Governor Wolf School Closure Announcement


Free Lunch Program Distribution Change

Effective on Monday, April 13 the Mount Union Area School District will be changing the free lunch distribution program days from Monday through Friday each week to Monday and Thursday every week from each of our school buildings from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM. We will provide lunches for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday on the Monday distribution. Meals for Thursday and Friday will be distributed on Thursday.


Information for FAFSA Filers

Please find below information from the U.S Department of Education regarding the number of FAFSA filers for your school. We are concerned that some students are not filing the FAFSA and the numbers for PA seem to indicate that this is true. Families that have filed the FAFSA but now have experienced a job loss or some other type of reduction in income, will need to reach out to the financial aid offices at their schools for guidance.

FAFSA

Information below may help remind families to file the FAFSA and to answer some of their financial aid questions.

 For questions, concerns and assistance in completing the FAFSA. Please contact Julie A Fontana at jfontana@pheaa.org or by phone 814-322-2563. 

      Here is a link to our online Student Aid Guide:

PA Student Aid Guide

Here is the link to our short financial aid videos that focus on different subjects of interest.  

PHEAA StudentAid Videos

Here is the link to our FAFSA Toolkit that provides with information to promote filing the FAFSA.

FAFSA Toolkit

Here is the link to our FAFSA Tipsheet:

FAFSA Tipsheet

With regard to admissions, the information provided by NACAC is really helpful for current seniors in the midst of making decisions as well as younger students that were planning college visits.  

NACAC College Admission Status Update


Covid-19 Resources

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and PA Department of Health website continue to be the most credible resources available. For questions call 1-877-PA-HEALTH (1-877-724-3258). 

Click Linked Titles Below

Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association 

Keeping Your Distance to Stay Safe (The emotional impact of Social Distancing and how to cope)
American Psychological Association

Talking to Children About COVID-19A Parent Resource
National Association of School Psychologists 

Creative Activities to Do With Kids At Home
 Art With Heart


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About Us

The Mount Union Area School District continues to host a Pre K program in partnership with Huntingdon County Child and Adult Development Corporation.  This initiative continues to be supported through Pre K Counts, PA Pre K Counts, and Head Start Supplemental, in addition to Title 1 funding for the 2019-2020 school year.

The planned course of instruction and assessment programs are matched to the state requirements under Chapter 4 for all our programs.  The state and district benchmarks and/or local assessments have been developed or adopted to address the Pennsylvania Academic Standards.  Monitoring of the program and data analysis of the results will be completed at each grade level according to descriptions outlined in our assessment action plan.c

There are a multitude of instructional resources available to teachers and students throughout the district.  Some of these curricular resources include McGraw and Hill’s Open Court Reading series, new for the 2019-2020 school year in grades K-5.  StudySync will be introduced in ELA classrooms within our newly configured 6-8 Junior High School.  Additionally, the district will be piloting Pearson’s Elevate Science program in grades K-6.  The district will continue to utilize Pearson’s enVision Math series for the fourth consecutive year in grades K-8.

The district has begun the process of mapping all of its curriculum through the utilization of CHALK.  This platform allows for collaboration across grade levels, content areas, and from building to building.  Additionally, with greater transparency and cohesion within specific courses, the district hopes to create a more consistent educational experience for all its students.

The district participates with after school tutoring through the 21st Century Grant.  An advisor/advisee program is also in place to assist students with meeting graduation requirements.  All students, both special and regular education have equal access appropriate curricular programming that meets their individual needs.  The district has utilized data from DIBELS, PSSA, Keystone and CDT testing, and content specific benchmark testing to appropriately identify and meet student needs.  Teachers are able to monitor progress in various areas and chart progress, mastery, and areas targeted for further interventions.  By tailoring learning to individual needs, students are able to realize success and growth.  We are “Proactive for Students!”