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Specialty Program Information for the 2021-2022 School Year

Program Eligibility

The Utica Center for Science and Industry (UCSI) welcomes eighth grade students to apply for acceptance to UCSI during the Utica Community Schools Specialty Program Application period.  Applications and the timeline will be available on this site as soon as they are available.  For more information on the Utica Community Schools Specialty Programs see Policy 6275.

UCS Specialty Program Timeline

Bewteen January 6, 2021 and January 20, 2021 CSI will make two presentations to the Junior High School students to introduce them to the program

  •  The application is due February 12, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

 

Specialty Program information night will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Program

Location

Information Night

   UCSI

  IRC or Virtual

  February 2, 2021






Specialty Programs testing date:

Program

Testing Location

Testing Date

Testing Date

  UCSI

  IRC

March 6, 2021 at 8:00 am

March 13, 2021 11:00 am








Notification Mailing Date - Accept/Decline/Waitlist notifications will be sent by email on April 2, 2021

Program Commitment Date--April 16, 2021 by 3:00 p.m.

UCSI Shadowing Request (TBD by Covid-19 Status)

If a current 8th grade student is interested in shadowing a current UCSI student to find out more about the program, please fill out the UCSI Student Shadow Request Form.  Students may request to shadow anytime prior to the UCS Specialty Program Application Due Date.  Once you have completed and submitted the form you will be contacted by a UCSI staff member within one week to confirm your visit. 

Entrance Test Requirement

An admissions test is required for students applying to the Utica Center Science and Industry.   Please see the Utica Community Schools Specialty Programs Application for details about other program requirements.  This testing will assess mathematics and science reasoning as well as give students an opportunity to respond to a writing prompt.  See below for more details:


Mathematics

The mathematics portion of the UCSI entrance exam will be evaluated by using the student's score on a locally developed math test.

Reading

There will be an online reading component to the entrance exam which will measure the students current reading level

Writing/Essay

Students will be given an impromptu wrinting opportunity to express their thoughts and ideas

Performance Task

Student will collaborate in small groups to complete a design process challenge

Materials to bring for testing:

  • Students may bring a small snack (nut free) and/or beverage to the testing session to be consumed during the short break between tests