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Specialty Programs

The secondary programs include the Utica Academy for International Studies, the Utica Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology and the Utica Center for Science and Industry. The specialty programs are unique offerings designed to supplement the district’s comprehensive high schools. The programs are among a portfolio of choices to meet the individual needs, talents and interests of our students. 

Utica Academy for International Studies
UAIS LogoThe mission of UAIS is to engage our students and to cultivate their abilities through individualized attention and the support of our community of educators, learners, and parents.

This collaborative environment and the rigorous, comprehensive, and internationally-minded curriculum challenge the learner to grow personally and academically.

As our students develop into enlightened, globally-aware citizens, the skills and understanding that they acquire at UAIS will help them lead today and improve tomorrow.



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Utica Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology
 

MST LogoThe Utica Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology (UCMST) is designed for students who have an interest in mathematics, science, computer science and curriculum integrated technology.

All students have one half day of course work at their home high schools including English, social studies and electives. Students are transported to the center for their mathematics, science and technology instruction.

The UCMST is an active member of the National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology.

The UCMST Junior Internship Program has been recognized by the Michigan Department of Education. Each junior is given a career experience in a selected professional setting.  Each student develops a formal presentation of his or her experience in the fall of the senior year.

Utica Center for Science and Industry

CSI The Utica Center for Science and Industry (UCSI) is a marriage of rigorous academic content and relevant, real-world applications of this knowledge. The UCSI students have access to work-based learning opportunities, including job shadowing, mentoring and work-site internships.  

 All ninth graders take 20 weeks of both Design Principals and Technical Illustration. They also take ninth grade English, taught in the context of technical reading and writing, as well as geometry, with an emphasis on technical mathematics.
Tenth graders choose one of the three disciplines, Multimedia Production , Mechatronics (Advanced Robotics) or Engineering Technology, and a related elective course. Students also take English 10 and the appropriate math placement in either Algebra I or Algebra II.

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