The Gene L. Klida Utica Academy for International Studies is an International Baccalaureate World School housed at 37400 Dodge Park Road in Sterling Heights. We currently enroll almost 440 students, as we now accept 110 freshmen each year. Over 99% of our students attend a 4-year university upon graduation. The GLK-UAIS class of 2022 earned an average GPA of 4.01. The class of 2022 also had an IB Diploma procurement rate of 87%. Our students have been accepted to hundreds of the most highly selective colleges and universities across the United States and the globe!
The mission of UAIS is to engage our students and to cultivate their abilities through individualized attention and the support of our community of educators, learners, and parents.
This collaborative environment and the rigorous, comprehensive, and internationally-minded curriculum challenge the learner to grow personally and academically.
As our students develop into enlightened, globally-aware citizens, the skills and understanding that they acquire at UAIS will help them lead today and improve tomorrow.
If you are interested in learning more about our students and their successes, please click on the following link to access our GLK-UAIS College Profile.
GLK-UAIS Program Policies:
GLK-UAIS Program Policies
The following policies are required to be implemented by all IB World Schools under the International Baccalaureate Organization umbrella. These policies comprise the foundation upon which we at the Gene L. Klida Utica Academy for International Studies (GLK-UAIS) make choices in our daily lives. All members of our community are expected to live up to the highest standards of behavior in the area of personal integrity and respect for others as outlined below. Below are five integral specialty program policies that serve GLK-UAIS and its students:
Information regarding eligibility for prospective students wishing to apply to GLK-UAIS can be found here. Additionally, potential School of Choice applicants can find more information about registering as students with Utica Community Schools by clicking here or contacting UCS Student Services Department at 586-797-1120.
Algebra I Requirement
Students who enter GLK-UAIS must complete both semesters of Algebra I prior to starting 9th grade. If a student is neither currently enrolled in Algebra I in the 8th grade, nor has completed the course prior to 8th grade, arrangements must be made for the student to complete Algebra I before matriculating to GLK-UAIS. For information on how students currently in Math 8 should complete this requirement, please contact your home school counselor.