UM Core Values


Union Mine High School will support students in the development and improvement of personal and academic skills in an environment of collaboration, trust, and respect in preparation for their academic, vocational, or professional careers.



1. Students will experience a rigorous, integrated curriculum with a clear and well-developed scope and sequence of classes that prepared students for college or career readiness.  Students will be provided with a variety of opportunities that allow them to train for, and/or explore various career pathways.  

2. Students will experience a positive learning environment that encourages high expectations, mutual respect, self-direction, motivation, and healthy lifelong choices.

3. Students will use technology to access, research, analyze, present, disseminate and exchange information across all subject areas.

4. Students will demonstrate integrity and respect for self, others, and their school.

5. Union Mine High School will provide educational and recreational opportunities, access to information services, and community-school partnerships that include students, staff, parents and the community. 

To accomplish the school’s mission and vision, Expected School wide Learning Results were established in 2008. The UMHS ESLRs were revised in 2014 to better reflect what Union Mine graduates should know, understand, and be able to do by graduation.


Expected School Wide Learning Results

All graduates of Union Mine High School are prepared to be:

Lifelong Learners who:

  • Develop academic, social, behavioral, and career or employability skills.
  • Exhibit functional, practical, responsible adult capacities. (e.g., self-discipline, judgment).
  • Exhibit behavior that is in the best interest of themselves and the people around them. 
  • Utilize available resources to identify, research, and pursue multiple career pathways
Effective Communicators who:
  • Demonstrate clear and effective written and oral communication skills using academic vocabulary and standard language conventions throughout classroom conversations and written products.
  • Read and comprehend various texts; interpret and apply the knowledge and information derived from reading using measurable formative and summative assessments.
  • Listen actively and respond appropriately.

Academic Achievers who:

  • Meet or exceed the Common Core State Standards in English, mathematics, NGSS, literacy, and other areas as standards are developed.
  • Access, organize, evaluate and synthesize pertinent ideas, concepts and strategies from multiple sources for problem solving and decision-making.
  • Work efficiently, independently, and cooperatively to complete tasks by deadline.
  • Meet or exceed the standards of the California High School Exit Exam

Responsible and Ethical Individuals who:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of one’s responsibility and individual citizenship by actively contributing to the school family and larger community.
  • Demonstrate respect for individual differences and ideas other than one’s own.
  • Demonstrate accountability toward themselves and others.
  • Create a positive school culture through good citizenship.
  • Develop an understanding of their individual place within the school culture.

New Technology to Enhance Individual Outcomes:
  • Effectively use technology to access, research, analyze, produce, present, disseminate, and exchange information to enhance learning.
  • Develop the technological skills necessary for transition to post-secondary education, or the workplace, by tapping into students’ repertoire of global, technological skills. 

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