UCS Alternative Learning Center

7600 18 Mile Rd.
Sterling Heights, MI 48314
(586) 797-7000

Welcome to the UCS Alternative Learning Center. Our school is the educational home for students in grades 9-12.


Our Web Site

Click here to visit the official site of UCS Alternative Learning Center.

Annual Report Downloads

The following files are available for download in pdf format:

Annual Report '13-'14 (AdvancePath)
Annual Report '12-'13 (AdvancePath)
Annual Report '12-'13 (ULA)
Annual Report '10-'11
Annual Report '09-'10
MEAP Test Results '07-'08

Our Location

7600 18 Mile Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48314

More About Us
  • UCAL is an alternative educational setting within Utica Community Schools. As a public school within the district, UCAL provides versatile and engaging learning experiences to meet each individual students needs.

  • With an experienced teaching team, students receive personalized instruction and support. Our teachers are committed to helping students achieve success.

  • Students can earn up to six credits per year in English, math, social studies, science, and two elective classes. Elective courses are in business, drafting, or art. Courses are taught using an integrated approach with approximately a 15 to 1 student-to-teacher ratio.

  • Technology is implemented into varied teacher instruction and student assessment. Community service is an important part of UCAL. Students will have several opportunities to visit and work with others in the community to help the less fortunate.

  • Curriculum is student centered and project focused. Most major learning activities evolve around problem-solving experiences and development of cross-curricular themes. The curriculum is enhanced through the use of frequent field trips and guest speakers.

  • Students work as a small community of learners where positive peer and adult relationships are nurtured. Each student is treated as a unique individual with specialized strengths. Those strengths are focused in the learning process.

  • Parents are encouraged to participate in students' learning. Along with the students and teachers, parents commit to supporting the school in teaching their children. This support consists of frequent contact with the school, a willingness to attend parent-teacher conferences, and reinforcement of their child's social skills.

  • Teachers constantly keep in touch with parents about students' progress. Frequent phone calls to parents are a very important aspect of the program. Students' progress reports are mailed home to parents every three weeks.