2017 Application Process

The UCS secondary programs include the Utica Academy for International Studies (UAIS), the Utica Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology (UCMST), and the Utica Center for Science and Industry (UCSI).

The UCS Secondary Specialty Programs are part of our district’s “Portfolio of Choices” that support the unique needs, talents and interests of our students. Students also have the opportunity to work with students from diverse backgrounds and experiences.

The specialty programs are offered hand in hand with the nationally-recognized programs and services available through our district’s four comprehensive high schools.

The programs are open for consideration for all eighth-grade families. Students begin attending the programs as ninth-graders.

A timeline for the application process is listed at the right. 



Timeline

  • Secondary Specialty Programs application will be available on the UCS website on January 15, 2018 at 4:00 pm.
  • Secondary Specialty Programs application are due February 26, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Secondary Specialty Programs information nights will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Program

Location

Information Night

CSI

IRC

January 30

UAIS/IB

Heritage/UAIS

February 1

MST

IRC

February 6


Shuttles run from Havel Elementary on February 6 for MST information night.

Secondary Specialty Programs testing dates:

Program

Testing Location

Testing Date

Testing Date

UAIS/IB

Heritage/UAIS

March 3 8:00 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.

March 10 8:00 a.m.

MST

IRC

March 3 12:30 p.m.

March 10 8:00 a.m.

CSI

IRC

March 3 8:00 a.m.

March 10 12:30 p.m.

 

Notification Mailing Date - Accept/Decline/Waitlist notifications will be sent by email on March 29, 2018.

Program Commitment Date is April 20, 2018.