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
Girls Swim & Dive
Boys Swim & Dive
Girls Track & Field
Boys Track & Field
Sideline Cheer (for Basketball)
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)
Student CouncilUHS 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.
The UHS Chess Club provides an informal, after-school environment for students to compete in Chess. The Chess Club is operated on a drop in basis, three days per week after school. All students are welcome to attend, regardless of experience or skill. Instruction is provided for players who are new to the game.
DECA (Marketing Club)UHS has a thriving DECA marketing and business club. Students learn leadership, communication and business skills and participate in community service. DECA students are recognized annually at the DECA regional, state, and international competitions. Almost ¼ of UHS Students participate in the DECA club, giving UHS one of the largest DECA chapters in the state.
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.
Girls 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).
Boys 2 Books
The mission of Boys 2 Books is to engage young men through literacy, leadership, and life skills, assisting in their transition from boyhood to manhood. Boys 2 Books is an after-school mentorship program, which entails testing the reading levels of the young males involved, developing reading skills, and empowering young men via culturally relevant rich literature. Books are used as a bridge to help young men navigate from boyhood to manhood. Students engage in dialogue, keep journals, and are given methods in which to practice life skills such as professionalism in the work place, job interviews, professional attire, self-respect, personal hygiene, developing positive relationships, academic excellence, etiquette, college readiness, and community responsibility. (www.eddieconnor.com/boys2books)
This group was formed in 2014 by a group of aspiring writers in cooperation with a staff advisor. The group meets to write and share poetry, short stories, lyrics and more. In their inaugural year, the members published a book of their collective works.
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.