Academic blitz recap

Gaby Griffith, Staff writer


The annual Utica Community Schools Academic Blitz took places this Thursday, February 4 at Henry Ford II High School.

The main presentation included Hoor Bhanpuri, K-12 Senior Director of the Midwest Regional Office of the College Board, introducing the main presentations.

After the presentation participants could explore the multiple set ups including:

  • Oakland University
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Utica Academy for International Studies
  • Advanced Placement Opportunities
  • Utica Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology
  • Utica Center for Science and Industry
  • Developing Into a Leader- special high school student panel designed for junior high school students
  • Naviance Help Session
  • PSAT/SAT question and answer
  • Get Set for High School
  • World Languages
  • The Seal of Biliteracy Recognition
  • Office 365
  • Early College of Macomb
  • Engineering & Advanced Technology – MI Apprentice Program Plus (MAP+)

Informational booths were set up along side the main set ups. Informational booths included:

  • Macomb Community College
  • Oakland University
  • UCSI
  • Detroit Institute of Arts
  • UAIS
  • UCS junior high school counselors
  • Career and Technical Education
  • UCS Foundation for Educational Excellence
  • UCS high schools: Eisenhower, Ford II, Stevenson and Utica
  • AdvancePath Academy
  • Velocity – Women in Defense
  • Dollars for Scholars
  • UCS Community Education
  • MET/MESP college savings plans
  • UCS district information

The Blitz is primarily centered around students in grades fifth through 10, but anyone could participate.