University High School

Ferndale Public Schools University High School in partnership with Wayne State University

About Us

University High School is a public high school with a rigorous college prep curriculum. UHS is for students committed to success in high school and beyond. College Success is our first goal. Our partnership with Wayne State University enables all seniors to attend class on the WSU campus. Selected UHS students may even earn college credits through dual enrollment.

New students enter UHS in Grade 9 or 10, and applications are currently being accepted from students who live throught the Metro Detroit area, in Oakland, Wayne & Macomb Counties and other counties adjacent to Oakland County, through Schools of Choice.

A Proven Record of College Achievement

UHS graduates are currently outpacing the state for all students in post-secondary enrollment.

  • Ranked in the Top 15% Statewide for College Success
  • 80% College Retention
  • 90% College Enrollment
  • 98% High School Graduation Rate
  • 100% of Seniors Attend Class on College Campus

Support Programs

C2 Pipeline

Wayne State C2 Pipeline logoThrough Wayne State, the C2 Pipeline program offers on-site after school tutoring and enrichment. Students are engaged through hands-on, project-based learning activities in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).  An emphasis is placed on careers in STEM and the healthcare profession. Learn more at the C2 Pipeline Webpage.

College Transition Specialist

We help you along the journey. Our college transition specialist guides students through high school and into college.

Contact Brian Alford, College Transition Specialist

College Success Advisor

College-Prep at UHS doesn't end with graduation. Our college success advisor follows students through college, making campus visits and assisting students.

Contact Eric Royal, College Success Advisor

Students in the Innovative Vehicle Design club learn 21st century engineering and design skills.

  • Senior Classes on University Campus
  • Highly Qualified, Dedicated and Skilled Teachers
  • Safe, Supportive, Caring Learning Environment
  • College Transition Specialist & College Success Advisor Staff Positions
  • Involved Students:DECA, MHSAA Athletics, NHS, Robotics, Student Council, and more!

 

 

Student Activities & Athletics

Several very active school clubs and athletics opportunities give students experiences beyond the classroom where they excel, as well. Students are involved in DECA, Michigan’s largest organization for students preparing to become leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. Several UHS students compete at the national DECA championships each year. Learn about all of our Clubs & Activities.

UHS Basketball 2013 District Champion teamAthletics

Basketball

The UHS boys basketball team won the 2013 MHSAA District 24 Basketball Championship. In 2012, the UHS girls basketball team achieved Academic All-State status. Both the girls and boys teams are frequently district finalists.

Football

UHS students play on the Ferndale Eagles Football team alongside thier neighbors at FHS. In 2017, the team has an 8-1 record!

Volleyball

The girls volleyball team reached the sem-finals in the league tournament this year. 3 athletes were named to All-League teams, including the 2017 Conference Volleyball Player of the Year.

Enroll Now!

Call (248) 586-8846 for more information or click the links below!

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ADMINISTRATORS' CORNER

Principal: Johanna Mracna

Johanna Mracna is a graduate of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and Wayne State University and has been an educator since 2002.  Since 2006, she has been an educator in Ferndale Public Schools, working to ensure the best outcome for every student. Mrs. Mracna is excited for her role as principal at University High School.  

"Our goal at UHS is to provide opportunities for all students and foster a caring and nurturing environment with a staff who is invested in every child ."

Contact Mrs. Mracna by email at Johanna.Mracna@FerndaleSchools.org  or call (248) 586-8844.

Assistant Principal: David Gardner

David Gardner graduated from Wayne State University and has been an educator since 2006.  He has been an educator at Ferndale Public Schools, specifically at University High School, since then.  He has worked tirelessly as a classroom teacher, counselor, and finally, assistant principal to ensure the success of every student at UHS.  

"UHS is about relationships and helping students succeed, not only today, but also tomorrow and beyond."

Contact Mr. Gardner by email at David.Gardner@FerndaleSchools.org or call (248) 586-8852.

UHS Calendar

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  • 23 Oct
    • G Volleyball JV @ UHS Thurston High School
      Oct 23
      5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      UHS Athletics
      Visit https://universityhighschool.bigteams.com/main/event/eventid/70807952 for more information!
    • G Volleyball V @ UHS Thurston High School
      Oct 23
      6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
      UHS Athletics
      Visit https://universityhighschool.bigteams.com/main/event/eventid/70807924 for more information!
  • 24 Oct
    • G Volleyball V vs UHS Ecorse High School
      Oct 24
      5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      UHS Athletics
      Visit https://universityhighschool.bigteams.com/main/event/eventid/70441112 for more information!
    • Volleyball: UHS vs. Ecorse Community High
      Oct 24
      5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      UHS Calendar
      Volleyball: UHS vs. Ecorse Community High View the full event details here: https://eventpublisher.dudesolutions.com/ferndaleschools/site/uhs/event/volleyball-uhs-vs-ecorse-community-high/
  • 29 Oct
    • G Volleyball V vs UHS OPEN DATE (Districts All Week)
      Oct 29
      5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      UHS Athletics
      Visit https://universityhighschool.bigteams.com/main/event/eventid/70808662 for more information!
    • Volleyball: UHS vs. University Prep
      Oct 29
      5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      UHS Calendar
      Volleyball: UHS vs. University Prep View the full event details here: https://eventpublisher.dudesolutions.com/ferndaleschools/site/uhs/event/volleyball-uhs-vs-university-prep/
  • 5 Nov
    • UHS Anti-Bully Day 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM
      UHS Anti-Bully Day
      Nov 5
      7:30 AM to 2:30 PM
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      UHS Anti-Bully Day View the full event details here: https://eventpublisher.dudesolutions.com/ferndaleschools/site/uhs/event/uhs-anti-bully-day/
  • 6 Nov
    • No School-Election Day 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM
      No School-Election Day
      Nov 6
      7:30 AM to 2:30 PM
      UHS Calendar
      No School-Election Day View the full event details here: https://eventpublisher.dudesolutions.com/ferndaleschools/site/uhs/event/no-school-election-day/
  • 7 Nov
    • Diversity Committee Meeting
      Nov 7
      6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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      Diversity Committee Meeting View the full event details here: https://eventpublisher.dudesolutions.com/ferndaleschools/site/uhs/event/diversity-committee-meeting/
  • 9 Nov
    • UHS Honor Roll Breakfast 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
      UHS Honor Roll Breakfast
      Nov 9
      7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
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      This invitation-only event celebrates our best and brightest at UHS! View the full event details here: https://eventpublisher.dudesolutions.com/ferndaleschools/site/uhs/event/uhs-honor-roll-breakfast/
  • 21 Nov
    • Half-Day Dismissal 10:45 AM to 11:00 AM
      Half-Day Dismissal
      Nov 21
      10:45 AM to 11:00 AM
      UHS Calendar
      Half-Day Dismissal View the full event details here: https://eventpublisher.dudesolutions.com/ferndaleschools/site/uhs/event/half-day-dismissal-1/
  • 22 Nov
    • No School-Thanksgiving Holiday
      Nov 22
      7:30 AM to 2:30 PM
      UHS Calendar
      No School-Thanksgiving Holiday View the full event details here: https://eventpublisher.dudesolutions.com/ferndaleschools/site/uhs/event/no-school-thanksgiving-holiday/
  • 23 Nov
    • No School-Thanksgiving Holiday
      Nov 23
      7:30 AM to 2:30 PM
      UHS Calendar
      No School-Thanksgiving Holiday View the full event details here: https://eventpublisher.dudesolutions.com/ferndaleschools/site/uhs/event/no-school-thanksgiving-holiday-1/