Academic Blitz


Blitz Ad Revised

Area families can create a successful game plan for their children’s educational future at the tenth annual Utica Community Schools Academic Blitz on Thursday, February 2 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.

“This evening will allow our parents and students to develop a game plan that takes advantage of unique programs and services in Utica Community Schools,” superintendent Dr. Christine Johns said. “The Academic Blitz allows students to explore the district’s programs and curricular options to develop a plan while in high school that prepares them for postsecondary success.” 

The evening will begin with guest speaker Dr. Keith E. Whitfield, provost of Wayne State University. Following the presentation, families will be able to choose from 15 breakout sessions.

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, the UCS high school specialty programs and a special workshop on leadership held by high school students.

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.

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Presentations at the Blitz include:
  •  Advanced Placement Opportunities
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Utica Academic for International Studies
  • Utica Center for Science and Industry
  • Utica Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology
  • Getting the most out of high school - a student to student panel
  • Naviance
  • Get Set for High School
  • World Languages and Seal of Global Language
  • Office 365 as an Organizational Tool
  • Get Set for College:  A High School Action Plan
  • Get Set for Junior High
  • What's In Your Digital Footprints?