MORRISTOWN, NJ - At Unity Charter School, students are celebrated for their unique skills and talents. However, one experience they share in common is their success in competitive high school programs upon graduation. With an emphasis on social emotional learning, rigorous academics, sustainability and 21st century skills, Unity Charter School prepares students to excel in a diverse range of programs.
Unity alumni can be found at a variety of schools across several states and even in other countries. Unity graduate Leni Fries (‘19) attends school in Germany and finished the year at the top of her math class. Many graduates pursue their passions and interests by applying for one of the academy programs at the Morris County Vocational School. Unity currently has alumni students in the Academy for Finance and International Business, Culinary Arts, Multimedia, Education and Learning, and Performing Arts (Vocal, Theater and Dance) to name a few. Unity alumni Max Bray (‘18) is currently enrolled in the Academy for Finance and International Business.
When asked about how his experience at Unity prepared him for high school, Bray said, “Unity’s unique, hands on style of teaching prepared me to take creative approaches to projects and allowed me to take on more of a leadership role. Unity helped teach me the skills I needed to prosper in high school.”
Unity provides all students with leadership opportunities through various clubs and programs which helps them stand out when schools are selecting applicants. UCS graduates can also be found excelling in other competitive programs around Morris County such as the Morris Knolls International Baccalaureate Program and the STEM Academy at Morristown High School.
Lily Cicero (‘20) will begin the IB program at Morris Knolls this fall. Of her experience at Unity, she says, “Unity has taught me the importance of seeing the bigger picture.” Representatives from various programs have noted that the maturity and public speaking abilities of Unity students were impressive during the interview process.
Many of Unity’s graduates have found their stride at various private schools as well.
Kelsey Williams (‘19) currently attends Kent School in Connecticut. She says, “Without Unity, I would have never been able to learn how to leave my mark. I was taught to be a leader and to advocate for myself even in times where I stood alone.” Other Unity alums can be found at Newark Academy, St. Benedict’s Prep, Seton Hall Prep, Morristown Beard, Morris Catholic and Charlotte Country Day School in North Carolina.
From the schools and programs mentioned above to the Academies at Englewood or the Aviation Academy to a wide range of outstanding public schools throughout New Jersey, Unity students are prepared to achieve and succeed. Unity prepares students for the academic and social challenges of high school while providing them with the tools they need to advocate for themselves and others. The unique opportunities offered by Unity builds students’ confidence and empowers them to strive for more. Students leave Unity with a skill set that allows them to choose where they go next in their lives, making our commUnity proud and eager to hear about all of their accomplishments.