Academic Blitz

 

Area families can create a successful game plan for their children’s educational future at the 11th annual Utica Community Schools Academic Blitz on Thursday, February 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Henry Ford II High School, 11911 Clinton River Road in Sterling Heights.

The event is open to all area families interested in specific options available for UCS students.

Breakout sessions include topics such as: the Naviance career and college readiness tool, getting ready for high school and junior high school, dual enrollment, advanced placement programs, and the UCS high school specialty programs. 

Informational booths will also be available with representatives from a variety of district programs, post-secondary programs and agencies that support area educational opportunities will also be available.  Booths will open at 6 p.m.

Name

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Suggested Audience

 
Handouts

Advanced Placement Opportunities – JH
Challenge yourself in AP courses and earn college credit in high school and junior high school

Room 208

Room 208

Room 208

Upper Elementary/Junior High

 

Advanced Placement Opportunities – HS
Challenge yourself in AP courses and earn college credit in high school and junior high school

Vocal Music Room

Vocal Music Room

Vocal Music Room

Junior and Senior High School Students

 

Career and Technical Education
Overview of UCS programs leading to post-secondary learning opportunities

Room 409

Room 409

Room 409

Junior and Senior High School Students

 

Get Set for College: A High School Action Plan
Suggested actions students can take during each of their high school years to prepare for college

Room 107

Room 107

Room 107

Senior School Students

 
Handout

Get Set for Junior High
How to make a successful transition from elementary to junior high

Room 131

Room 131

Room 131


Upper Elementary Students
 

Get Set for High School
How to make a successful transition from elementary to high school

Room 518

Room 518

 

Junior High School Students

 UCS Curriculum Guide
Naviance
PowerSchool
Kahn Academy Link

It’s Never Too Early – Student Advice on Success in High School and Beyond
Superintendent's Student Advisory Board members share advice drawn from their own experiences

 

Room 526

 

Junior High School Students

 

Khan Academy: Practicing for the SAT
See how this powerful online tool can prepare you for success on the SAT

 

Room 635

Room 635

Junior and Senior High School Studens

 

Macomb Community College Engineering/Advanced Technology
Learn about acquiring skills for future high-paying jobs

Room 519

 

 

Junior and Senior High School Students

 

Naviance
Guidance program matches college and career resources to student goals, interests and academic coursework

Room 528

Room 528

Room 528

Grades 9-12

 

Oakland University
Tips to be prepared and make the most out of becoming a Golden Grizzly

Room 216

Room 216

Room 216

Junior and Senior High School Students

 

Office 365 As Organizational Tool
Overview provided on this digital collaborative platform available to all Utica Community Schools students

 

Room 106

 

Elementary, Junior High and Senior High Students

 

PowerSchool: Parent Portal
Learn about the new features of PowerSchool's Unified Classroom

Room 641

Room 641

Room 641

Elementary, Junior High and Senior High Students

 

Stevenson MADE program
A program that integrates rigorous academic content with experiences in fabrication, automation and design engineering

Electronic Collaborative Classroom

Electronic Collaborative Classroom

Electronic Collaborative Classroom

Upper Elementary and Junior High School Students (Davis, Jeannette and Heritage)

 
 UCS Art Classes
Learn more about the options available to students in all grades through the award-winning Arts program
 Room 311 Room 311 Room 311 All Grades  

Utica Academy For International Studies
What it means to earn an International Baccalaureate diploma

Performing Arts Center

Performing Arts Center

Performing Arts Center

Elementary and Junior High School Students

 UAIS Website

Contact

Utica Center for Science and Industry
Project-based curriculum in engineering technology, mechatronics or multimedia technology

Band Room

Band Room

Band Room

 

 

Utica Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology
Advanced learning program for students interested in pursuing a career in math and science

Media Center

Media Center

Media Center

Elementary and Junior High School Students

 

What’s In Your Digital Footprints
Learn to protect you and your child’s online digital footprint

Room 416

Room 416

Room 416

Elementary, Junior High and Senior High Students

 Handout

World Languages and Seal of Global Languages
Signal to future employers your competitiveness through language fluency

Room 415

Room 415

Room 415

Junior and Senior High School Students

 

 

Below are informational booths that will be available, beginning at 6 p.m.

  1. Utica Center for Science and Industry 
  2. UCS Career and Technical Education 
  3. UCS Junior High School Counselors - http://uticak12.org/academics/college_and_career_readiness 
  4. Macomb Community College 
  5. Utica Center for Math, Science, and Technology 
  6. Utica Academy for International Studies
  7. Oakland University
  8. UCS Foundation for Educational Excellence - www.ucsfoundation.org
  9. Detroit Institute of Arts
  10. Wayne State University
  11. UCS Community Ed. - http://ucscommunityeducation.org/
  12. Eisenhower, Ford, Stevenson, Utica High Schools 
  13. Stevenson High School MADE Academy 
  14. Zspace 
  15. UCS Projects to Promote Coding

 

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