• Students from Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, Lapeer and Wayne Counties are all eligible to enroll in UCS through Schools of Choice. 

    Explore the Value of a UCS Education 

    What is the value of a UCS Education to our Community?

    • Strong Parental Involvement
    • Community-wide commitment to safe and positive learning environment
    • National Recognized Programs and Services that are unique to Utica Community Schools
    • Student Achievement that outpaces county, region and national levels
    •  A vision that empowers students to transform their future and their world
    • Strong property values that grow from UCS as a destination district for families
    • Close partnerships with local businesses - small, large and Fortune 500 - that support our community's economic strength

    As Michigan’s second largest school district, Utica Community Schools offers a variety of award-winning programs as unique as the students we care for. Whether your child is looking for accelerated learning through our International Baccalaureate Academy, skilled learning through our Center for Science and Industry, or even online learning through our Virtual Academy, we create an educational experience tailored to each child’s individual needs.

    Our student-centered approach grants us one of the top graduation rates in the nation and our students go off to become not only leaders in the workplace, but also engaged members of their communities. We support the whole child, both educationally and emotionally. Imagine the possibilities with the advantage of a Utica Community Schools education.

    Students from Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, Lapeer and Wayne Counties are all eligible to enroll in UCS through Schools of Choice. Applications for K-6 second semester Schools of Choice will be available October 31 through November 14. 

    Let’s explore the value of a UCS education for your children together.

     The Advantage of a Utica Community Schools Education

    • Student achievement levels that outpace local, state and national averages
    • 1-to-1 technology for all students 
      • All Kindergarten and 1st grade students receive an iPad
      • Laptops provided for all students grades 2-12
    • Programs and services that are regularly recognized for excellence at state and national levels
    • Nationally-recognized Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs, as well as specialty programs including the Utica Center for Science and Industry, Utica Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology and the Stevenson Center for Manufacturing, Automation and Design Engineering. 
    • Comprehensive Career and Technical Education programs that link students directly with business partners and provide certification and/or college credit. 
    • A 93% graduation rate - more than 13 points higher than the state average