Unionville High School
(known locally as UHS) is a public high school
of the York Region District School Board
. It is located in the community of Unionville
in the town of Markham, Ontario
. The school is located next to the local municipal offices and the Apple Creek Business Park.
Unionville High School is most well-known for its enriched arts program, Arts York
. The school was purpose-built to house this regional arts program, therefore it has enhanced arts facilities. Arts York is divided into 4 categories: visual arts, music, dance, and drama. In order to gain entry to these unique programs, grade eight to eleven students are required to audition.
In the mid 1970s, Superintendent Stephen Bacsalmsi proposed the idea of an advanced arts program for the region. The Ontario government accepted the idea, but needed to wait for a new high school to be built. When Unionville High School was under construction, the government decided it was a prime opportunity to initiate the program. The school was finished and opened to the public in 1985, with the schools west wing
constructed in the Spring of 2002., York Region District School Board
. May 13, 2002. (Retrieved 2009-09-08.)
"," UHS 25th reunion
. (Retrieved 2009-09-08.)
Unionville High School also became the first school outside the United States
to participate in the Apple Digital Campus Curriculum (ADCC) in 2002.
In 2005, Sheila Hetherington and Jerry Berridge,... Read More