Uniform Information

All Union Academy students wear uniforms to promote the academic environment. Every student wears a uniform as a source of pride while “dressed to learn” each school day. The dress code is set by the Uniform Committee comprised of UA staff and approved by the School Advisory Council.

Union Academy Teachers & Support Staff make a uniform check of their students before first period each day.

Clothing must be clean. Torn or frayed clothing is not permitted.  All shirts must be tucked in properly with waistbands visible and belted. Clothing must be the appropriate size and worn as intended as determined by the administration.  Any apparel or accessories that may cause a distraction are prohibited at school.

Tan or navy blue twill uniform pants, shorts or skorts.                          

Uniform bottoms that meet the uniform code may be ordered or purchased from stores that carry bottoms that meet the UA uniform criteria (see important details below).

Shorts/pants have flat/pleated fronts.

Shorts/skorts must be no shorter than 3 inches above the knee.

Designer logos cannot be larger than a quarter.

Pants are worn at the waist. No undergarments should be visible.

If there are belt loops, a belt must be visible, and belt loops may not be removed. Belts must be solid (no writing, visible stitching or embellishments) black, brown, tan or dark blue color with small buckles.

No embroidery, patches, laces, stripes, decorative stitching, or shining and glittery embellishments are allowed.

Solid navy, gray, white or burgundy UA collared shirts & UA t-shirts.    

Shirts must have a collar on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.

Shirts are tucked in at all times so the belt is visible.

Pullover and zipped sweatshirts must either have a Union Academy logo or be a solid navy blue color with no logo. Solid-colored undershirts may be worn but must be white, black, or gray.

The sleeves of the undershirt may not be longer than the sleeves of the uniform shirt. Physical Education clothing may not be worn under a uniform.

Physical Education clothing may not be worn under a uniform.

A casual or athletic shoe that encloses and supports the entire foot is permitted.

NO crocs are allowed.

Socks must be white, navy, gray or black. Small logos, no larger than a quarter, are permitted.

Hats, sunglasses, visors, bandanas, etc. are not to be worn. All hair apparel must be a solid color and plain with no lettering.

Purses must be no larger than 8½ inches by 11 inches. No backpack purses or tote bags.

Earrings may be worn no longer than 2 inches below the ear and no excessive ear embellishments.

Nose rings, nose piercings, earplug gauges or tapers are NOT permitted.

No large, heavy chains with medallions, pendants or any hanging ornaments. Chains are not permitted.

No heavy, thick studded bracelets, neck collars, or any item that may cause injury or used as a weapon.

Hair must not be distracting to the learning process. No colored hair such as green, blue, pink etc. 

No designs or writing may be shaved or cut into the hair. 

Writing or Pictures:  No writing or drawing on clothing or skin is permitted. 

Hoods are permissible but cannot be worn during school hours. Heavy garments are not to be worn inside the classroom. Jackets and sweaters may not be worn around the waist or neck.

For temperatures below 60 degrees: students may wear any color heavy coat and knit hat to school. These items must be removed once in the classroom.

Students must adhere to the criteria in the Polk County School Board’s Code of Conduct.

Fridays: Students may either wear Union Academy uniform shirt/jacket or t-shirts/jackets from clubs or athletics associated with Union Academy.

Jeans Days: There are occasional “Jeans Days” announced throughout the school year. Students may wear jeans based on the directions of the event organizer. Jeans must not have holes, rips, or embellishments. All jeans must fit properly. Students may wear embellished belts & boots on Jean Days. Students must still bring athletic shoes for P.E.

Field Trip Days: Students must meet the Union Academy dress code requirements.

All students are expected to fully comply with the required uniform dress code as agreed upon by the parent/guardian signature on the Union Academy Contract.

  • During the student’s first week at Union Academy, students are issued a dress code reminder to be returned with the parent/guardian signature.
  • Subsequent dress code violations will result in an office referral.
  • All students and parents are expected to work cooperatively with Union Academy to meet the high expectations of our parents and staff. If a student is not dressed appropriately, a parent will be called to bring proper clothing.

Parents and visitors of all ages are expected to set a proper example to students. Guests are expected to dress appropriately when visiting school or chaperoning field trips.

Supply List

Find out what supplies you will need for the school year at Union Academy.

Please contact the Main Office if you have any questions or comments concerning the supply list.

All students will need a backpack or shoulder bag to carry school supplies and school issued laptop. No roller bags or backpacks with rollers will be permitted.

1 package of wide-ruled, loose-leaf notebook paper *
1 five-subject spiral notebook for US History
1 one-subject spiral notebook for Spanish
1 folder with pockets for Spanish
1 one-inch 3 ring binder notebook with paper for Math
1 package of blue or black pens *
1 package of red pens *
1 package of pencils (NOT mechanical)*
1 package of pink block erasers and cap erasers *
3 small highlighter pens – green, yellow, and pink *
1 package or box of Crayola Twist-Up Crayons *
2 dry erase markers for Math *
1 package of washable markers *
1 Four-function calculator for Math
Combination lock (for PE)
1 glue stick *
Earbuds (NOT wireless)
1 handheld pencil sharpener
Pencil pouch

* Replace as needed

Ream of white 8½ x 11 copy paper
Hand sanitizer
Clorox wipes
Box of Kleenex
Old belts (black, brown, dark blue)

1 package of wide-ruled, loose-leaf notebook paper *
1 red plastic folder with 2 pockets and prongs for Civics
1 green plastic folder with 2 pockets and prongs for Science
1 one-inch 3 ring binder notebook for Science
1 one and one-half inch 3 ring binder notebook for Math
1 one-subject spiral notebook for Spanish
1 folder with pockets for Spanish
1 composition notebook (70 pages – no spiral) for ELA
1 package of mechanical pencils *
1 package of pencils (NOT mechanical) for Math*
1 package of red pens *
1 package of erasable blue or black pens *
3 highlighter pens (different colors) *
1 package graph paper with 3-hole punch (1/4 grid) *
Combination lock (for PE)
Basic scientific calculator (T1-30Xa) no graphing
Ear buds (plug in)
Colored pencils (for home use)
1 glue stick (jumbo) *

* Replace as needed

Paper towels
Baby wipes
Clorox wipes
Bulk package of earbuds
Ream of white 8½ x 11 copy paper
Old belts (black, brown, dark blue)

1 1.5-inch binder for Math (to stay home)
1 package of wide-ruled, loose-leaf notebook paper*
1 composition notebook for Science
7 poly folders with pockets and brads
12 Pencils*
5 black, blue and red ink pens *
5 highlighters (yellow, blue, green, pink, and orange) *
Earbuds with cord
1 package graph paper with 3-hole punch (1/4 grid) *
Dry erase markers – set of 4 *
Compass (non-plastic) Geometry students only
Protractor (non-plastic) Geometry students only
Scientific calculator (no graphing calculator) Recommended: Texas Instrument Model T1-30Xa

*Replace as needed

Paper towels
Ream of white 8½ x 11 copy paper
Clorox wipes

P.E. uniforms may be purchased at Evolutionary Screen Printing. Backpacks are not permitted. Students are to carry P.E. supplies in clear plastic bags or grocery bags.

Clinic and Medication Procedures

  • UA follows the Polk County Public Schools policy for dispensing of medication on campus.
  • Students taking medication during school hours must have a doctor’s authorization. No medication of any kind will be dispensed from the office without a doctor’s authorization.
  • Students will not carry medication on their person under any circumstances.
  • Students may ask their teacher for a pass to the clinic or go to the clinic between classes.


Florida law requires all 7th grade students to show proof of the following immunizations before they may attend 7th grade classes: MMR (two shots), Tdap (one shot), Hepatitis B (three shots), Varicella (one shot) or signed proof of disease. Proof of listed immunizations must be provided to the school on the immunization record. For detailed county immunization requirements click here. Under the heading, “Medical Forms and Procedures,” click the link, “Entrance & Immunization Requirements.”

Grading Scale

    • A = 90 – 100%
    • B = 80 – 89%
    • C = 70 – 79%
    • D = 60 – 69%
    • F = 59% and below

    Reminder: All middle school students MUST maintain at least a “D” average in all their academic classes and an overall GPA of 2.00 in order to be promoted.

    These standards are also required in order to remain a student at Union Academy. Failure to maintain these standards will result in the student being returned to his or her zoned school.

    Promotion Requirements

    • A middle grades student must pass all academic subjects plus earn an overall grade point average of a 2.0 to be promoted to the next grade level.
    • Academic courses: English Language Arts, Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies.
    • A student must earn a 2.0 Grade Point Average to return to Union Academy.

Requesting a Parent Conference

Please contact Ms. Beth Row (beth.row@polk-fl.net) to request a parent conference. Due to our teacher’s schedule, most conferences are held during our grade-level team’s planning periods.