Utah County Academy of Sciences (UCAS)

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Basic Information

Address: 940 W 800 S., Orem, UT 84058
County: Utah
Phone Number: 801-863-2222
Principal: Clark Baron

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Utah County Academy of Sciences (UCAS)
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Additional Information

School Type: Early College High School, Math Science Engineering Technology
Accreditation: Northwest Accreditation
NCES District ID: 450-286
NCES School ID: 450-286
State District ID: 1B
State School ID: 1B700
Founded: 2005
Ages/Grades: 10, 11, 12
School Setting:

UCAS is located on the campus of Utah Valley University in Orem Utah and serves high school students from Utah County.

School Schedule (Hours in Day): 9am to 4 pm
School Days in Calendar Year: 180
School Colors: Green and Yellow
School Mascot: Falcon
Cluster: Science
School Holidays: Same as UVU


School Size: 360 students
Classroom Size: 24
Student/Teacher Ratio: 24:1

English, math, Biology, Physics, Computer Technology, History and Political Science, Visual Arts, Communications, Humanities, Health/PE, Spanish.


UCAS has an accelerated high school curriculum plus college level concurrent enrollment classes plus actual University Classes. Sophomores take high school courses plus some concurrent enrollment college classes. Juniors take one high school English class plus concurrent enrollment college classes plus one or two actual University Classes with other University students. Seniors take all Univeristy classes working toward their college degree.

School Performance: 80% to 90% of the Senior class will receive their Associate's Degree when they graduate from high school. UCAS was named as Utah's top charter high school in 2009. UCAS consistantly scores in the top three of all Utah schools in academic achievement. ACT average 26.
Percentage of Graduating Class: 97%
Support Services:

UCAS provides free testing, before and after school tutoring, study sessions, ACT prep sessions, and one counselor for every 120 students.

After School Programs: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

One fixed student computer lab, two wireless laptop student labs, 12 study center computers, full wireless access, 1 Gig fiber internet access.

School Championships:

Science Olympiad, Chemistry Olympics, Stock Market competition, State Math contest, State Robotics champions

School Clubs:

Ballroom Dance, Choir, Chess, NHS, Science, Robotics, Art/Drawing, Short Stories

Awards & Recognition: Utah's Outstanding Charter high school 2009.
Parking Spaces/Availability:

On University Campus. 100's of parking spaces.

Admissions Requirements:

UCAS is a Public High School with an open enrollment for Utah residence age appropriate high school students.  A lottery is held annually in Marth to select the 140 sophomores for the next year.  Students enrolling at UCAS should have completed Algebra I, Geometry, World Civilivations, 9th grade English, PE, and Geography.  To receive concurrent enrollment college credit the student must have above a 3.0 high school GPA.

Admissions Deadline: March 9th, 2010
Mission Statement:

Our Mission is to provide a quality public education to a diverse student population emphasizing science and technology in a safe, supportive environment allowing students to earn two years of college credits and their high school diploma in a dual campus setting.

School History:

UCAS opened in 2005 as a public charter high school in partnership with the Alpine, Nebo, and Provo school districts and the Utah Valley University. Enromment has grown from 185 student in 2005 to our maximum of 360 students today.

School Motto: Acceleration with Assistance