• Jeannette Junior High is one of three UCS schools offering the Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) program.  AVID is a structured college preparatory system working directly with schools and districts to provide support for college-bound students.  This school-wide approach to curriculum and rigor focuses on increasing academic achievement with the expectation that every student will pursue some type of postsecondary educational endeavor.
    For more information, click this link:    AVID

    In conjunction with a comprehensive program in core academic subjects at the secondary level, students also have a broad selection of elective and exploratory classes. With programs such as our Utica Center for Science and Industry (UCSI); Utica Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology(UCMST); Utica Center for Applied Learning; and the Utica Academy for International Studies (UAIS), we meet the needs of students at every level. These programs help foster a college culture within our schools and provide your child with the opportunity to explore various interests as early as junior high school.
    For more information, click this link https://www.uticak12.org/academics/specialtyprograms

    All UCS high schools named among nation’s best for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics - November 2019

    All four Utica Community Schools comprehensive high schools have been named among the nation’s best for providing student experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

    Eisenhower, Henry Ford II, Stevenson and Utica high schools were among the top 13 percent of the nation’s public and private high schools to be honored as 2020 Best STEM schools by Newsweek Magazine. 

    Newsweek partnered with STEM.org, an educational research organization, to rank the best STEM high schools around the country. The schools were ranked based on data collected from 2015 to 2019.

    The research determined which schools provided the best STEM experience for students while positioning them for post-secondary study.