About Our Auction
United Community School is hosting its 4th Annual Silent Auction! This event will help us reach our fundraising goal. The proceeds from the silent auction go towards our general budget which supports our amazing school staff, special educational programs, and provides supplies and resources for effective instruction in our classrooms. At UCS, we support our students academically, socially, and emotionally and incorporate a curriculum full of hands-on learning and arts integration.
About United Community School
Our mission is to fulfill the vision of The Basic School by Dr. Ernest L. Boyer. At United Community School, everyone UNITES to promote learning; teachers are empowered to meet the individual needs of learners; and parents are partners.
The Basic School philosophy is based on best practices that are research-based and proven to be highly effective to help students reach overall excellence. The four principles this philosophy is founded on are known as the 4 C’s:
School as Community
Parents, teachers, students, and community members unite to promote learning. Teachers are empowered to help each child reach their full potential. Parents are strongly encouraged to partner with teachers in and out of the classroom to support the learning process. The HIVE, a parent group, meets each week to determine ways to support the teachers and come up with fundraisers to support the school. Parents volunteer in classrooms and chaperone field trips. Our parents also support the school by donating supplies and attending school functions and spirt nights.
Community members and organizations partner with students to facilitate learning through service. College students from UNC-Charlotte volunteer in classrooms by reading with students, tutoring in math, and integrating arts standards within the curriculum.
Curriculum with Coherence – The goal of the curriculum at UCS is for students to become proficient in the written and spoken word, mathematics, and the arts. There are 8 universal experiences which all people share, known as the Core Commonalities in TBS. These commonalities provide a framework for a curriculum that is integrative, thematic, and spirals upward from kindergarten through eighth grade. Students are held to high academic standards and assessment is meaningful and woven into the curriculum.
Climate for Learning – Classes have a low student-teacher ratio to ensure students receive individualized attention. Parent and community volunteers are encouraged to spend time in the school tutoring students, chaperoning field trips, and supporting staff in various ways. Teachers are highly-effective and inspire students on a daily basis. TBS recognizes student success does not end at cognitive development, but includes their physical, social, and emotional development as well.
Commitment to Character – In an effort to shape the ethical and moral life of each child, 7 core virtues are emphasized through both word and deed: honesty, respect, responsibility, compassion, self-discipline, perseverance, and giving. The core virtues are taught through service learning projects, integrated into curriculum, and through the school climate.