Two UCS schools named among most academically challenging in Michigan for second straight year

UAIS tops state list

PostFor the second straight year, two Utica Community Schools high schools have been honored as being among the most challenging in the nation, including one recognized as the top school in the State of Michigan.

Eisenhower High School and the Utica Academy for International Studies have been named two of America’s Most Academically Challenging High Schools.

Eisenhower High School was named the 30th most challenging high school in Michigan and the 1,716th in the nation.  

UAIS was ranked the state’s most challenging high school, 39th in the nation and second in the Midwest.

The Washington Post Challenge Index identifies programs and schools based on student participation in rigorous academic programs, based on Advanced Placement programs through the College Board and courses authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization.

“Utica Community Schools remains committed to increasing the academic rigor in all of our schools," said Superintendent Dr. Christine Johns.  “Our students have access to college-level courses and opportunities through our high school curriculum. The work of our staff to promote this access means our students graduate with the skills to compete for the best post-secondary schools and the jobs of the future.” MORE.

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