A founding principle of our country contends that talent, not circumstance, should determine destiny. However, for many children who live in challenging urban environments the struggles begin early, the obstacles are significant and, over time, the gaps in academic performance widen dramatically.
Global Scholars Academy, formally Union Independent School, strives to create greater developmental equity for Durham youth who represent the greatest risks of academic failure due to significant social, economic, and educational challenges – individually and in their family, neighborhood, and community environments. Our intervention model is an extended day and extended school year interdisciplinary curriculum designed to develop “hard” and “soft” skills required to thrive and prosper in the highly volatile global economy of the 21st century, a staff of National Board Certified Teachers and other highly qualified support staff, technological innovations in learning that accelerate remediation and academic advancement, and sustained parent/caregiver involvement in the education process. The idea for Global Scholars Academy began with Union Baptist Church Pastor, Dr. Kenneth Hammond as part of a larger church effort to revitalize the 172-block area known as “Northeast-Central Durham.”
Global Scholars Academy is a K-8 public school, currently serving students in grades K-4 offering:
UBC Sunday Service Times7:30am, 9:30am and 11:15am (These services are streamed live on our website!)
Also now its W.O.W. - Worship On Wednesday! It happens every THIRD Wednesday of each month at 7pm.
Bible Study ClassesSundays at 9:30am, Mondays at 6:30pm and 6:45pm and Wednesdays at 11:30am and 7:30pm
Check Our Calendars!At the top of each page is a calendar at a glance. The general church calendar is on the home page but calendars specific to various ministries are on their corresponding pages.