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ALL UCC Schools are now conducting distance learning and activities through July 16. All in-person activities and events are cancelled.

Welcome to UCC Acosta Middle School

UCC Acosta Middle School is a nonprofit technology and skilled-trades focused charter school with an environment that fosters high expectations, hard work, and strong parental involvement that will lead all students to rigorous high schools and colleges and equip them with skills to be competitive in dynamic future job markets.

A few of the components of this new exciting school include:

  • Focus on technology (engineering, Lego leagues, computer coding/programming, etc.) and trades (carpentry, electrical, etc.)
  • Project Lead the Way Pre-Engineering Curriculum
  • Blended Learning* methods (“pods”/station and rotation/flipped classrooms): Partial delivery of content/instruction via digital and online media. Project-based learning where students explore real-world challenges and acquire depth of knowledge
  • Genius Hour: students follow their passions and learn about topics that interest them.

*Blended learning is a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through online delivery of content and instruction with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace and at least in part at a supervised brick-and-mortar location away from home.

The Community

The new school is named after Dora and Israel “Shorty” Acosta in recognition of their more than 75 years of combined service to UCC, Bruce-Guadalupe Community School, and the community overall. They have both helped hundreds of youth and families to create better lives and always believed in and shared with the community the value of a strong education.

The Campus

The “Building on Success” campaign commenced in 2012. The first phase of this venture included the construction of a 36,000 sq. ft. addition to expand Bruce-Guadalupe Community School (BGCS). The campaign's second phase included remodeling another facility on campus to accommodate a new middle school that housed 250 students to complete our goal of serving 1,600 students.

Renovation of an existing facility on campus to create a temporary home for the new middle school began in early 2016. Enrollment expansion then began with three new 6th grade classrooms (approximately 60 students) in the 2016–2017 school year. Construction of the new UCC Acosta Middle School began in 2017, and the new state-of-the-art facility opened its doors to students for the 2018–19 school year. By the 2021–2022 school year, the new middle school will enroll 250 students in Grades 6–8.

Parents and Families
Student Support Services

UCC Acosta Middle School offers a variety of student support services. 

Guidance - UCC Acosta Middle School has a full time guidance counselor that offers individual support, class support, and group support. Ms. Wycklendt teaches guidance lessons in the classroom as well and works closely with our school psychologist Marissa Meloy. Ms. Wycklendt’s email is mwycklendt@uccacostams.org

Interventions - Students who need a little extra support in Math or Reading may see our interventionists for additional skill work. Ms. Carrie Kelly is our Reading Interventionist for grades 6-8. Every math teacher offers support at this time for our math students inside each classroom. Ms. Kelly can be reached at ckelly@uccacostams.org

High School Placement - Ms. Gladys Reyes helps our students plan and apply to area high schools, both private and public. Ms. Reyes works closely with students and families to find the right fit school for your student by the time they graduate 8th grade. 

ELL - English Language Learners - Ms. Hilda Matus is our English Language Learners support teacher. Ms. Matus helps assess students who speak Spanish as their first language and then supports the students in class and in small groups to help them improve English speaking and writing skills. Ms. Matus can be reached at hmatus@uccacostams.org 

Pre-College Program - Our journey does not end at 8th grade graduation. Our Pre-College Program supports our graduates as they move on to high school and throughout high school. They will help navigate their way to post high school education as well. 

All questions about student supports can be asked at our front desk by calling 414-647-2518

La escuela secundaria UCC Acosta ofrece una variedad de servicios de apoyo estudiantil.

Orientación: la escuela secundaria UCC Acosta tiene un consejero de orientación a tiempo completo que ofrece apoyo individual, apoyo de clase y apoyo grupal. La Sra. Wycklendt también enseña lecciones de orientación en el aula y trabaja en estrecha colaboración con nuestra psicóloga escolar Marissa Meloy. El correo electrónico de la Sra. Wycklendt es mwycklendt@uccacostams.org

Intervenciones: los estudiantes que necesitan un poco de apoyo adicional en Matemáticas o Lectura pueden ver a nuestros intervencionistas para obtener habilidades adicionales. La Sra. Carrie Kelly es nuestra Intervencionista de Lectura para los grados 6-8. Cada maestro de matemáticas ofrece apoyo en este momento para nuestros estudiantes de matemáticas dentro de cada salón de clases. La Sra. Kelly puede ser contactada en ckelly@uccacostams.org

Colocación en la escuela secundaria: la Sra. Gladys Reyes ayuda a nuestros estudiantes a planificar y presentar solicitudes para las escuelas secundarias del área, tanto privadas como públicas. La Sra. Reyes trabaja en estrecha colaboración con los estudiantes y las familias para encontrar la escuela adecuada para su estudiante para cuando se gradúen de octavo grado.

ELL - Estudiantes del idioma inglés - La Sra. Hilda Matus es nuestra maestra de apoyo para estudiantes del idioma inglés. La Sra. Matus ayuda a evaluar a los estudiantes que hablan español como su primer idioma y luego los apoya en clase y en grupos pequeños para ayudarlos a mejorar sus habilidades de habla y escritura en inglés. La Sra. Matus puede ser contactada en hmatus@uccacostams.org

Programa preuniversitario: nuestro viaje no termina en la graduación del octavo grado. Nuestro programa preuniversitario apoya a nuestros graduados a medida que avanzan a la escuela secundaria y durante toda la escuela secundaria. También ayudarán a navegar su camino hacia la educación secundaria.

Todas las preguntas sobre el apoyo estudiantil se pueden hacer en nuestra recepción llamando al 414-647-2518