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College Central

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Students in various careers and academic pursuits

Welcome to UCS College Central - Home for all current and future UCS Alumni!

Consider this your one stop for valuable resources as you prepare for your next academic step.

These resources are organized with links and videos to provide students and parents self-directed assistance to navigate through the post-secondary planning process. 

This project was made possible from the COVID - 19 Response Grant sponsored by Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) received in June 2020. The materials were developed by a group of Utica Community School (UCS) Counselors for UCS high school students. Support and resources were provided by Naviance.  Additional resources from College Board and Free Application for Federal Students Aid (FAFSA). 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) ASSESSMENT REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT

Click on the following link for directions on how to create a MyAP classroom account to register for AP assessment(s)

For information pertaining to the AP payment process click on the following link: Utica Community Schools AP® Exam Payment Submission (aptsusa.com)


EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN (EDP)

What is an Educational Development Plan (EDP)?
An Educational Development Plan (EDP) is a document showing a student's current interests, abilities, and career pathways.  It is more comprehensive than a schedule of classes because it includes information a student can use when creating a high school schedule and planning for post-secondary options.

Why have an EDP?
The State of Michigan requires that students must be given the opportunity to create an EDP beginning in the 7th grade and revise it appropriately throughout high school.  An EDP is designed to assist students to identify career development goals as they relate to academic requirements, which may be fulfilled through career and technical education. 

How can students start/update their EDP?
Counselors meet with students to instruct on updating their EDP annually.  In addition, PowerPoint presentations have been created to assist students and are available by grade level using the tabs below. The essential elements for updating an EDP are exploring careers, projected job openings, educational/training goals, career interest surveys, activities, experiences and plans of action. 

Students and Parents are welcome and encouraged to explore Naviance on their own time.
 


                                                                                                                                                                                            

Naviance Student – is a mobile-friendly website that you can use to plan for college and a career. Naviance Student is linked with Naviance™, a service that we use in our office to track and analyze data about college and career plans, so it provides up-to-date information that is specific to our school.

Naviance Student allows you to:

  • Get involved in the planning and advising process – Build a resume, complete online surveys, and manage timelines and deadlines for making decisions about colleges and careers
  • Research colleges – Compare GPA, standardized test scores, and other statistics to actual historical data from our school for students who have applied and been admitted in the past
  • Research careers – Research hundreds of careers and career clusters, and take career assessments
  • Create future plans – Create goals and to-dos, and complete tasks assigned to you by the school to better prepare yourself for your future college and career goals