UHS Athletics, Clubs & Activities
UHS students participate in a variety of MHSAA sanctioned athletics. We offer some sports here at UHS and others through our cooperative agreement with Ferndale High School.
Current UHS Athletics Programs
Current UHS/FHS 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. 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.
Reading Riot Book Club
This club works in partnership with the Ferndale Public Library to encourage students' love of reading in a fun and engaging way. Each month has a theme and students select a book within that theme to read and discuss while enjoying an after-school snack.
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 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 remote control vehicles for an annual competition at Michigan International Speedway. The competition is sponsored by UHS Industry Partner, the Square One Education Network. IVD emphasizes innovation, rather than competition and teaches students engineering and fabrication fundamentals while engaging them in a hands-on project based experience.
Distracted Driving Club
The Distracted Driving Club works to encourage safe driving among teens. Their emphasis is on awareness of dangerous driving practices such as drinking & driving, texting & driving, and driving impaired. The club sponsors speakers and events to reach their goals.
The Forensics Club serves as UHS' broadcasting team for announcements, commercials, special messages, and more. The Forensics Club works to develop students' oratory skills through these videos.
The UHS Art Club provides a structured time and place for students to be creative and explore different art techniques. Students were introduced to an array of drawing techniques and 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 oratory 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.
The UHS dance team prepares throughout the year to perform at UHS events such as halftime performances and our Black Excellence Celebration.
C2 Pipeline Clubs
Additional clubs through our C2 Pipeline program include:
- Anime Club
- Chess Club
- Cooking Club
- Gaming Club
- Improv Club