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2022 Application Process

The UCS secondary programs include the Gene L. Klida Utica Academy for International Studies (GLK-UAIS), the Utica Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology (UCMST), the Utica Center for Science and Industry (UCSI), and the Stevenson Center for Manufacturing, Automation, and Design Engineering (MADE).

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. The specialty programs are offered hand in hand with the nationally recognized program and services available through our district’s four comprehensive high schools. Regardless of what choice a student makes, they will be working with students from diverse backgrounds and experiences.

While the specialty programs are open for consideration by all eighth-grade families, Stevenson MADE is primarily open to Heritage, Jeannette, and Davis Junior High School students scheduled to attend Stevenson High School. If additional seats are available, applications from other schools will be considered (internal transfer approval will be required for non-Stevenson feeder school students).

Key Dates

Applications Window
Applications for the specialty programs will become available on Friday, February 11, 2022 at 4 p.m. Applications will be accepted through 6 p.m. on Friday, February 18.

Secondary Specialty Programs testing dates:


Testing Location

Testing Date

Testing Date


Resource Center

March 5 at 8:00 a.m.

March 12 at 11:00 a.m.


Resource Center

March 5  at 11:00 a.m.

March 12 at 8:00 a.m.

Socratic Circle

Heritage Junior
High School/

March 12 8:00 a.m. or
1:00 p.m.

March 19 at 8:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.

Notification of Acceptance Status
Friday, April 1, 2022