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About UCS

Celebrating Success

  • UCS has a 93% graduation rate which is 12 points higher than the state average.
  • UCS students, on average, consistently outpace their county, state and national peers on standardized tests.
  • UCS has an average attendance rate of 95% demonstrating our students are ready and committed to their learning.
  • UCS offers nationally-recognized Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs.
  • UCS graduates may earn a Seal of Global Language on diplomas for demonstrating proficiency in multiple languages.

Promoting Success

  • UCS is a national leader in educational technology by providing digital tools and content that increase student achievement.
  • UCS gives students a competitive edge for future jobs through partnerships with business and industry to provide real-world experiences.

Partnering for Success

  • UCS created a home-school partnership that fosters development of digital citizenship skills, empowering students to be effective technology users while promoting safety and responsibility.
  • UCS through a partnership with local communities and the Suburban Library Cooperative, is offering all students digital access to no cost resources through their local libraries.

Ensuring Accountability

  • UCS has a proven track record of responsible management of taxpayer funds and dedication to educational excellence.
  • UCS is nationally recognized for comprehensive annual financial reporting.
  • UCS has one of the lowest total millage rates among Macomb County school districts.
  • UCS attained the highest level of assurance from independent auditors for 13 straight years.
  • Voters in November, 2018 approved a $155 million bond issue that addresses three key areas: Safety, technology, and improvements identified through the district's long range facility improvement program.

UCS Vision

All children have the right to a rigorous, high-quality education which meets their individual needs. UCS will respect, encourage and empower each and every student to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to be successful, contributing members of a diverse community and global society.

UCS Mission

We are committed to exemplary teaching and learning in order for our students to be prepared for success in the 21st Century.
We will achieve this commitment by engaging the entire community to focus on each child's achievement, with the expectation that every student will pursue some type of post-high school educational endeavor.

Core Values

  • Every child can learn and achieve.
  • Parents and guardians are partners in the learning process.
  • Being “smart” can be achieved through persistence, hard work and effective effort.
  • Excellence is expected and celebrated.
  • Data is used to guide our decision-making.
  • All employees will exemplify ethical behavior; exhibit a strong work ethic; and continue to develop their leadership, performance and service skills.
  • Technology supports and enhances instruction, business operations, research and communications.
  • The Board of Education, district educators/staff, parents, community members and business leaders must collaborate and work as a team to enhance educational opportunities for student success.

Strategic Direction

  • Providing academic excellence
  • Promoting student innovation
  • Preparing positive digital citizens
  • Ensuring accountability