The Utica Center for Science and Industry (UCSI) is perfect for students who want a career in technology and want to see the "why" and relevance of their high school course work. The UCSI students will have access to work-based learning opportunities at all levels, including job shadowing, mentoring and work-site internships.
Coursework begins with a two-year preparation for 9th and 10th graders, who attend UCSI for half of the school day. All 9th graders will take 20 weeks of both CSI Design Principals and CSI Technical Illustration. They also take 9th grade English, taught in the context of technical reading and writing, as well as geometry, with an emphasis on technical mathematics.
Tenth graders choose one of the three disciplines, Multimedia Production , Mechatronics or Engineering Technology, and will take an elective course specific to their chosen discipline. Additionally, all 10th graders will take English 10 and the appropriate math placement in either Algebra 1 or Algebra 2.
To attend UCSI, students must apply as 9th graders. The program began with 9th graders and expanded a grade each year. To view each discipline's course sequence click here. For enrollment information click here.