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Registration for UCS Virtual Academy now open for limited time
Registration for UCS Virtual Academy now open for limited time
Posted on 07/27/2021
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As the new school year quickly approaches, Utica Community Schools is opening a final registration period for the UCS Virtual Academy.

Registration will be available at through Tuesday, August 3.

Now in its second year, the Virtual Academy gives families on-line access to K-12 programs offered through the Utica Community Schools, including core elementary and specials and secondary elective and required courses. 

“The UCS Virtual Academy is perfect for families seeking the rigor and comprehensive offerings of Utica Community Schools in an on-line environment,” said Superintendent Robert Monroe.  “Our teachers do an amazing job connecting and challenging students through programs that meet their unique needs and learning styles. We are pleased to provide this choice for interested families.”

Parents who participated in the academy’s inaugural year said they appreciated the connection UCS teachers have made with their children and the importance of the on-line interaction with their classmates.

My children are engaged in their learning from their amazing and dedicated teachers. They are socializing and chatting every day with their friends,” said parent Erin Essiambre. “We couldn’t be happier with the Virtual Academy.”


The program is open to UCS families and those wishing to enroll through Schools of Choice who reside in Macomb, St. Clair, Wayne, Lapeer and Oakland counties.

This is the second enrollment period for the on-line academy. The late July/early August timeframe for registration will allow the district to provide interested students with a schedule that meets their needs, establish staffing levels and provide professional development for teachers.

Class days will follow traditional daily school schedules and calendar, with school scheduled to begin on August 31.

Students enrolled in the academy receive a district-provided device to support their learning.