UCS Specialty Programs Application 2018-2019

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UCS LogoUtica Community Schools

Secondary Specialty Programs Application

Utica Academy for International Studies (UAIS/IB)

Utica Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology (UCMST)

Utica Center for Science and Industry (UCSI)

Stevenson Manufacturing, Automation, Design & Engineering (MADE) Academy



 This application is designed specifically for current eighth graders seeking admission to the Secondary

   Specialty Programs in Utica Community Schools and is in compliance with Board of Education Policy 6275. A complete and timely submitted application is required to be considered for placement at one of the 

Secondary Specialty Programs. 

Acceptance will be based on eligibility, the application and the following requirements:

Secondary Specialty Program Requirements

Acceptance Requirements    

* Credit equals a C- (70%) or better for successful completion.

** Rubrics and testing information for the specialty programs can be found at  http://www.uticak12.org/academics/specialtyprograms/2017_application_process/

*** The student writing prompt can be found on page 6 of this application.

**** Final grades from the seventh and first quarter of the eighth grade will be reviewed as part of this application.  Pupil Services will attach grades to the

          application for UCS students.  Non UCS student applicants must submit a copy of their grades along with their application.   

      

Secondary Specialty Program Eligibility

Residents of the district and non-resident (Schools of Choice) students enrolled in Utica Community Schools by the start of the eighth grade year are eligible to apply for the secondary specialty programs.  For specific definitions and processes see Board of Education Policy 6275.


IMPORTANT: The Stevenson Manufacturing, Automation, Design and Engineering (MADE) Academy is open to students that are currently enrolled at Davis Jr. High, Heritage Jr. High or Jeannette Jr. High and will be attending Stevenson High School. Applications to Stevenson MADE by students that do not meet these eligibility requirements will not be considered.  Questions regarding eligibility should be referred to the Pupil Services office at 586-797-1120.

 

Application Process and Verification

You may save this application while working on it and resume it at a later time.  The option to save the application is provided at the top and bottom of each page.  To resume a previously saved application, use the links provided when the application is saved, or start a new application and select 'Resume a previously saved form' from the top of the new application.  

Saving the application does NOT submit the application for consideration.  You must review and CONFIRM the completed application prior to the deadline of 3 p.m. Monday, February 26, 2018.

  • Only one application per student will be accepted. 
  • All sections of the application are required and must be completed. 
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered for acceptance into a specialty program. 
  • Parents/Guardians should review the application and complete all parent/guardian components of the application, including the Parent Permission and Statements of Understanding. 
  • All applications must be signed by both student and parent/guardian. For online applications, a typed name serves as a digital signature.

IMPORTANT

After completing the application you must review and CONFIRM your submission. 

 

After confirming your submission a confirmation number will be displayed.  Make a record of this confirmation number.  You will also receive an email with the confirmation number.  


YOUR APPLICATION IS NOT VALID UNLESS YOU RECEIVE AND RETAIN THE CONFIRMATION NUMBER.


If you believe that your application submission was complete but you did not receive a confirmation number contact the Pupil Services Office at 586-797-1120.


Non-Discrimination Statement

It is the policy of the Utica Community Schools that no person on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, sex, marital status or handicap shall be discriminated against, excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of or otherwise be subjected to discrimination by this educational agency.  Any person suspecting a discriminatory practice should contact the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources at Utica Community Schools, 11303 Greendale Sterling Heights, MI 48312 or call 

(586) 797-1130.

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Application Deadlines / Notifications

 Applications must be received by the Pupil Services Office or post marked

by 3 p.m. on Monday, February 26, 2018


Applications that arrive past the deadline or are incomplete will not be considered for acceptance into a specialty program. 

Applications may be submitted online or in paper form. This application is available in printable form at UticaK12.org/SecondarySpecialtyPrograms.  Printed applications in English, Arabic, Albanian, Spanish and Urdu are available in UCS junior high school counseling offices.

Completed paper applications are to be mailed to the following address. Please allow 2 to 3 days of mail time prior to the deadline.  
Utica Community Schools
Pupil Services Office
11303 Greendale
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
ATTN:  Secondary Specialty Programs

Online applications are time-stamped upon submission. Paper applications that are mailed will be time-stamped once received by the Pupil Services office. 

Notification for placement into a program will occur no later than March 31, 2018

Commitment deadline is April 20, 2018

If needed, future mailings will be provided to those on a program waiting list.

Open House Schedule / Student Shadowing

Open houses for the specialty programs have been scheduled for students and parents/guardians. The open house schedule is:


UCSI       January 30th    6:30 p.m. at Instructional Resource Ctr, 14201 Canal, Sterling Heights, 48313

UAIS/IB February 1st       6:30 p.m. at UAIS at Heritage JH, 37400 Dodge Park, Sterling Heights, 48312

UCMST  February 6th    6:30 p.m. at Instructional Resource Ctr, 14201 Canal, Sterling Heights, 48313

MADE    February 13th   6:30 p.m. at Stevenson High School, 39701 Dodge Park, Sterling Heights, 48313


If you would like information on student shadowing or additional program information, please contact:

UAIS/IB:  Christopher Layson at Christopher.Layson@UticaK12.org

UCMST:   David Ersig at David.Ersig@UticaK12.org

UCSI:        Jill Rilley at Jill.Rilley@UticaK12.org

MADE:     Alison Hildebrand at Alison.Hildebrand@UticaK12.org

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Student Information

















Specialty Program Selection
Select the Specialty Program(s) you are applying to.  If no second choice is desired, select 'None'  for your second choice option.  A second choice is not required

Consider your choice(s) carefully before submitting your application.  Your first and/or second choice selections cannot be changed once your application is submitted.



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Parent / Legal Guardian 1 Information









Parent / Legal Guardian 2 Information












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Test Session Selection

Upon review of the application, students that meet the program requirements for the selected choice(s) of program will have an opportunity for required testing as part of the acceptance and selection process.  Each program has a separate test and should be considered when scheduling.

Test sessions must be selected in advance. If a test session has reached capacity, the student will be contacted with an alternate testing date or time. You will receive a confirmation at the primary email address you provided with the testing date, time, location, length of testing and required materials.

Select a testing session for the first choice and for the second choice program (if applicable) selected by the student.  

IMPORTANT:  Review your selections carefully.  Programs may have the same testing window date and time.  Do not choose the same testing window for multiple programs.

Note:  Programs are listed in alphabetical order and not by specialty program preference.

Stevenson Academy for Manufacturing Automation & Design Engineering (MADE)
There is no testing requirement for the Stevenson MADE Program.

Utica Academy for International Studies (UAIS/IB)

Utica Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology (UCMST)

Utica Center for Science and Industry (UCSI)

Individualized Education Plan (IEP) / Section 504

Parents of students currently receiving special education services or accommodations under Section 504 of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) must include a copy of the applicant's plan so that accommodations can be provided at the time of testing.

If your student currently has testing accommodations as part of a documented educational plan, check the appropriate box and provide a copy of the current plan and provide a description of the accommodations(s) needed at the time of testing. 





You may save this application and resume it at a later time if you do not currently have the IEP or Section 504 documentation available.  

Saving the application does NOT submit the application for consideration.  You must review and CONFIRM the completed application prior to the deadline of 3 p.m. Monday, February 26, 2018. 

The option to save the application is provided at the top and bottom of each page.  

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Student Writing Prompt

The student applicant should complete the writing prompt by responding to the statement below.  Your response is limited to 250 words.  The student response should include attributes, abilities and goals that make their program selection an important part of their educational journey and support their aspirations and college and career goals.  (Proper grammar is expected).

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Statements of Understanding

Parents must complete the Statements of Understanding below for each specialty program that is a first or second choice of the student applicant. Parents should read, understand and then agree to the terms below by checking each applicable box for the first choice and second choice program of the student applicant.

Note:  Programs are listed in alphabetical order and not by specialty program preference.
Stevenson Manufacturing Automation & Design Engineering (MADE)



Utica Academy for International Studies (UAIS/IB)
UAIS/IB Parent Understanding and Commitment


Utica Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology (UCMST)
UCMST Parent Understanding and Commitment

Utica Center for Science and Industry (UCSI)
UCSI Parent Understanding and Commitment


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Grade History Upload
Applicants with 7th or 8th grade records from schools outside of  Utica Community Schools must upload their grade history report as part of this application.  



You may save this application and resume it at a later time if you do not currently have the grade history documentation available.  

Saving the application does NOT submit the application for consideration.  You must review and CONFIRM the completed application prior to the deadline of 3 p.m. Monday, February 26, 2018.  

The option to save the application is provided at the top and bottom of each page.  
Parent Permission and Parent/Student Commitment Signatures

I, the parent/guardian of the student applicant, certify that the information provided in this application is true and accurate. I understand that application information, materials and test results will be evaluated by a District Review Committee and that applications, test results, and any additional information considered for eligibility will not be returned to parents or students. 

By submitting this application, I give permission to district officials to access my student applicant’s academic records, including attendance and discipline records. I understand that providing false, misleading or incomplete information in this application will result in my student being ineligible for program acceptance and/or continued enrollment (this includes Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504 Plan) if discovered after an offer of acceptance.


We have read and completed the application and understand that our signatures constitute our acceptance of the requirements and expectations of the Utica Community Schools Secondary Specialty Programs.






IMPORTANT:  After completing this application and selecting the 'Review My Application' button below, a review page of your application will be displayed.  Carefully review all of your information for accuracy and completeness.  Be sure that the selections for your first and second choice programs are correct.   You may make any corrections that are necessary by selecting the 'Make a correction' link at the bottom of the review page.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Your application cannot be changed once it is submitted.

After your review is complete you must CONFIRM your application using the 'CONFIRM' bottom at the bottom of the review page. 

After confirming your submission a confirmation number will be displayed.  Make a record of this confirmation number.  You will also receive an email with this confirmation number.  

Your application is not valid unless you receive and retain the confirmation number.

If you believe that your application submission was complete but you did not receive a confirmation number contact the Pupil Services Office at 586-797-1120.



Click on 'Review My Application' to review your entries and print a copy of the application for your records.

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