A Message from Dean Williams

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Thank you for visiting the website of a model, high school preparation program, University Middle School Academy (UMSA) and our college preparatory high school, University High School Academy (UHSA) .  UMSA and UHSA are examination public magnet schools with a smaller, private school feel. I hope you find our website informative and user-friendly, as we want you to learn more about all that UMSA and UHSA have to offer your son/daughter.

The University Middle School Academy challenges students in grades 6th through 8th to think critically and to take accelerated math courses. Along with the high school students, UMSA students may participate in international educational tours, leadership seminars and Fine and Performing Arts courses, including dance and music.

The University High School Academy is recognized as a College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Capstone and Official Pre-AP School.  Consequently, students have the opportunity to earn an AP Capstone Diploma or Certificate and to participate in classes designate to increase success on AP examinations and in college. Since 2013, UHSA has been named one of the “Best Schools in America” by Newsweek/The Daily Beast. The “U” also ranks 2nd in the State of Michigan for college/university enrollment (based on 2017 data). One hundred percent of the Class of 2018 graduated from high school in June and 98% planned to enroll in a college or university. In fact, 27% of this class planned to enroll at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor with academic scholarship awards. Furthermore, this class of 102 students earned over 6.8 million dollars in scholarship awards. Truly, we are proud of the accomplishments of our graduates.

Our students attend seven classes a day, which allows them to pursue further academic enrichment and learning support during the school day and to develop meaningful relationships with their teachers and classmates. The in-depth mix of project-based, differentiated lessons gives our students the requisite skills and knowledge to compete with gifted and talented students from across the State of Michigan and around the United States.

If you are seeking a rigorous, accelerated and supportive educational experience for your son/daughter, we invite you to consider our learning community.

In the spirit of excellence,

Marcia M. Williams



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