Clubs & Activities
UHS students participate in a variety of MHSAA sanctioned athletics. In 2013, UHS won the Boys Basketball District Title, the UHS Lady Eagles played in the Basketball District Final Game, and we had our first All State Athlete, Bowler William Holmes. In 2014, Jason Penn earned all state honors in basketball, three of our young men signed to play NCAA basketball and one young woman signed to play NCAA Volleyball.
Current Athletics Programs
National Honors Society (NHS)The National Honor Society is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since their beginnings in 1921 and 1929. Membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service. Students are selected for NHS Membership based on academic performance and faculty recommendation. (www.nhs.us)
UHS Student Council Membership is open to all students beginning in 9th grade. The Student Council works to engage students in learning about democracy and leadership, by helping students to share their ideas, interests, and concerns with faculty and school administration. Student Council members raise funds for school-wide activities, including social events, community projects, helping people in need and school reform. The Student Council plans and executes the UHS Welcome Back Week events, Homecoming, and Grammy Night.
Classes on WSU CampusAll UHS seniors take classes on campus at Wayne State University in the heart of Detroit. This unique opportunity allows all of our students to experience campus life and prepare for the next step in their education. Buses leave from UHS and return students to our home campus, so there's no inconvenience for parents.
Wayne State C2 Pipeline
C2 Pipeline is a 21st Century Learning Community Center after-school program funded by MDE and sponsored by Wayne State University's College of Nursing.
C2 Pipeline uses hands-on, project-based learning activities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (S.T.E.M.) to engage students. An emphasis is placed on careers in S.T.E.M and the healthcare profession. In addition to fun activities, field trips, and events, C2 offers independent studies where students can get extra help in subject areas they may be weak in.
DECA (Marketing Club)UHS has a thriving DECA club that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.Students learn leadership, communication and business skills and participate in community service. UHS DECA students compete annually at the DECA District, State, and International competitions, have a chance to participate in hands-on projects, experience real business field trips, and travel opportunities.
Picture Perfect (Yearbook & Multimedia)
The UHS Picture Perfect Team documents and records life at UHS through photos and video. Every year, Picture Perfect creates and sells the UHS Yearbook and Senior Videos including highlights from activities throughout the year. Student Members of Picture Perfect attend UHS activities and sporting events to capture all the important moments of the UHS school year. Students learn the fundamentals of digital photography including composition and lighting, use state of the art photography equipment and ‘green screen' technology, and learn the basics of desktop publishing.
Innovative Vehicle Design (IVD)
University High School students, with the guidance of UHS Faculty, design and build small electric vehicles for an annual competition at Michigan International Speedway. The competition is sponsored by UHS Industry Partner, the Square One Education Network. The UHS team has a decade long tradition of bringing home awards from the annual competition held on the first weekend in May. IVD emphasizes innovation, rather than competition and teaches students engineering and fabrication fundamentals while engaging them in a hands-on project based experience.
Robotics & Web Design
University High's Get It! (Girls Exploring Together Information Technology) Students compete at Robofest each year and have brought home many medals! The team was piloted and is sponsored by UHS industry partner, Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWTF).
This group allows our young ladies to meet with adult adivsors and mentors to discuss the issues that they face every day. The program is cooperatively run with the Abayomi Community Center. The young ladies participate in books studies, discussions, and activities during monthly after school meetings.
The UHS Art Club provides a structured time and place for students to be creative and explore different art techniques. Students were introducted to an array of drawing techniques, produced numerous watercolor projects, optic art, and sculpture. The UHS art club is a weekly, after-school club that aims to continue to grow in student members and experiences!
Young Educator Society
The goals of YES are to recruit students of all racial and ethnic backgrounds for academic support and access to role models and mentors. We want to encourage high school graduates to enter teacher preparation programs. To explore the field of education with students and provide guidance for students entering these programs.
Debate Club gives students of all abilities a fun way of developing their oracy skills. We use different activities to help students with their critical thinking and confident communication.
Newspaper Club will give students the opportunity to hone their journalistic skills while working as writers, reporters, editors, and designers. Students will report on both school and local events. The club will publish a monthly paper including a 'year in review' edition in May.