UCS Pathways to Success was established 17 years ago by the Superintendent's Student Advisory Board to ensure families and students are aware of the opportunities, services and programs available to all Utica Community Schools students. By beginning a plan early, parents can set their students on a path that best fits their needs and interests.
UCS Pathways to Success will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2024 from 6:00-8:30pm at Henry Ford II High School, 11911 Clinton River Rd. Sterling Heights, MI 48313.
2024 Pathways to Success Schedule:
6:00 p.m. - Booths Open
6:30-7:10 p.m. - Session I
7:15-7:45 p.m. - Session II
7:50-8:20 p.m. - Session III
Information Booths featured at UCS Pathways to Success will include:
- Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)
- Bemis Junior High School
- College for Creative Studies Dual Enrollment
- Davis Junior High School
- Eisenhower High School
- Elementary School
- Eppler Junior High School
- FIRST Robotics
- Gene L. Klida Utica Academy for International Studies
- Henry Ford II High School
- High School Stores
- Jeannette Junior High School
- Macomb Community College Dual Enrollment
- Malow Junior High School
- Schools of Choice
- Shelby Junior High School
- Special Services
- Stevenson Center for Manufacturing, Automation and Design Engineering (Stevenson MADE)
- Stevenson High School
- UCS Art Department
- UCS Athletics
- UCS Career and Technical Education (CTE)
- UCS Community Education
- UCS English as a Second Language (EL)
- UCS Foundation for Educational Excellence
- UCS Music Department
- UCS Physical Education
- UCS Thatre Program
- Utica High School Academy for Health and Human Services (HHS)
- Utica Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology (MST)
- Utica Center for Science and Industry (CSI)
- Utica High School
- World Languages and Seal of Global Language
2024 Breakout Sessions
Beneficial to families with students in:
Δ Elementary Δ Junior High Δ High School
Δ Get Set for Young 5s/Kindergarten/Elementary
Session I at 6:30pm - Room 409 (Albanian Session I at 6:30pm - Room 641, Arabic Session I at 6:30pm - Room 636, Spanish Session I at 6:30pm - Room 631)
Student achievement is the number one goal in Utica Community Schools, and the journey toward College and Career Readiness begins in elementary school. Topics covered include daily schedule, personal learning devices for students and more.
Δ Get Set for Junior High School
Sessions I, II & III - Performing Arts Center/Theater (Albanian Session II at 7:15pm - Room 215, Arabic Session II at 7:15pm - Room 106, Spanish Session II at 7:15pm - Room 416)
Learn how you and your student(s) can prepare for the junior high experience. Topics covered include course selection, daily schedule, lockers, lunch and more.
Δ Get Set for High School
Sessions I, II & III - Room 206 (Albanian Session I at 6:30pm - Room 215, Arabic Session I at 6:30pm - Room 106, Spanish Session I at 6:30pm - Room 416)
Discover the variety of learning opportunities and extra-curricular activities available in high school.
Δ Δ Gene L. Klida Utica Academy for International Studies (GLK-UAIS)
Sessions I, II & III - Band Room 427
GLK-UAIS is Utica Community Schools’ full-day International Baccalaureate Diploma Academy. This collaborative environment and the rigorous, comprehensive and internationally-minded curriculum challenge the learner to grow personally and academically.
Δ Δ Utica Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology (MST)
Sessions I, II & III - Media Center, Left
UCMST is designed for students who have an interest in mathematics, science, computer science and curriculum integrated technology. Students in this four-year program have one half-day of course work at their home high school including English, social studies and electives. Students are transported to the Instructional Resource Center for their mathematics, science and technology instruction.
Δ Δ Utica Center for Science and Industry (CSI)
Sessions I & II at 6:30pm and 7:15pm - Media Center, Right
UCSI students in this four-year program have access to work-based learning opportunities, including job shadowing, mentoring and work-site internships. Students focus on the Design Thinking Process and choose one of the three Career and Technical Education pathways: Multimedia Production, Mechatronics (Advanced Robotics Systems) or Engineering Technology. One half-day of course work will be at the students’ home high school.
Δ Δ Stevenson Manufacturing, Automation and Design Engineering (Stevenson MADE)
Session I at 6:30pm - Room 526
Stevenson MADE blends rigorous academic content with relevant, real world applications by making use of strong business relationships and post-secondary partners in the field of Advanced Manufacturing. All course work has project based learning with design thinking and problem solving at the core. This four-year program is open to Davis, Heritage, and Jeannette junior high school students scheduled to attend Stevenson High School. If additional seats are available, applications from other schools will be considered (internal transfer approval will be required for non-Stevenson feeder school students).
Δ Δ Utica High School Academy for Health and Human Services (HHS)
Sessions I & II at 6:30pm and 7:15pm - ECC Room
HHS utilizes therapeutic services, public safety and rehabilitation services themes to help students develop technical and critical thinking skills while exposing students to in-depth industry related challenges through a medical lens. Emphasis is placed on cross-curricular integration and emerging technologies pertinent to the medical field.
Δ Δ Δ UCS Art Programs
Sessions I, II & III - Room 314
Discover the elective art courses that are available at the junior high and high schools. Hear about careers for those with a passion for the Arts.
Δ Δ Δ Earn College Credit: Advanced Placement (AP) Opportunities
Sessions I, II & III - Vocal Room 425
Find out about Advanced Placement college-level courses that are offered at the junior high and high school level. Information will be shared on AP Testing and potential earning of college credits through AP courses.
Δ Take a College Course in High School: Macomb Community College Dual Enrollment
Sessions I, II & III - Room 638
Take a course at a local college or university and earn high school and/or college credit. Application process takes place in ninth grade. Featured school: Macomb Community College.
Δ Δ School-to-Work
Sessions I, II & III - Room 637
Connecting classroom learning with work-based learning experiences, preparing students for the move from classroom to work site, supporting supervised on-the-job training, and helping students make career decisions.
Δ Δ Seal of Global Language and World Language Program
Sessions I, II & III - Room 518
In this session we will explore all the ways our students can capitalize on their UCS world language education in the form of college credit and honors. An emphasis will be paid to the earning of the UCS Seal of Global Language distinction, as well as earning the Michigan Seal of Biliteracy.
NOTE: This webpage is to serve as a preview of the 2024 UCS Pathways event. The offerings listed throughout this webpage and the event schedule are subject to change. Updated 1/17/2024.