2021 Application Process

The UCS secondary programs include the Utica Academy for International Studies (UAIS), the Utica Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology (UCMST), and the Utica Center for Science and Industry (UCSI).

In addition, eighth grade students attending Heritage, Davis, and Jeannette junior high schools that are residing in the attendance boundary for Stevenson High School  are also invited to apply for the Stevenson Manufacturing, Automation, and Design Engineering (MADE) Academy. Depending on avaialability, the program will be offered to families who are interested on the program. 

The UCS Secondary Specialty Programs are part of our district’s “Portfolio of Choices” that support the unique needs, talents and interests of our students. Students also have the opportunity to work with other students from diverse backgrounds and experiences.

The specialty programs are offered hand in hand with the nationally-recognized programs and services available through our district’s four comprehensive high schools.

The programs are open for consideration for all eighth-grade families. Students begin attending the programs as ninth-graders.


Key Dates

Applications Window
Applications for the specialty programs begins February 5 at 4 p.m. and will continue through 6 p.m. on Friday, February 12.

Information Nights



Virtual Presentation

How to Access

 Stevenson MADE


January 26, 2021


Heritage/GLKUAIS January 28, 2021

UCSI Instructional Resource Center February 2, 2021

UCMST Instructional Resource Center February 4, 2021

Secondary Specialty Programs testing dates:


Testing Location

Testing Date

Testing Date


Resource Center

March 6 at 8:00 a.m.

March 13 at 12:00 p.m.


Resource Center

March 6  at 12:00 p.m.

March 13 at 8:00 a.m.

Socratic Circle

Heritage Junior
High School/

March 13 8:00 a.m. or 1:00 a.m.

March 20 at 8:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.

Notification of Acceptance Status
Friday, April 2, 2021