Utah County Academy of Sciences
The Utah County Academy of Sciences (UCAS) is an early college public high school that provides an unconventional educational opportunity for high school students who are greatly motivated. UCAS is committed to preparing students for the 21st century workplace careers by providing high quality educational opportunities though a curriculum that emphasizes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). UCAS works closely with Utah Valley University (UVU) allowing students who have the interests, ability, and desire to move through their formal schooling at an accelerated rate.
Our mission at UCAS is to provide a quality early-college education to a diverse student population emphasizing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) with the opportunity to earn both a high school diploma and an associate degree in a safe, supportive, dual-campus environment.
At UCAS, STEM education is includes an interdisciplinary learning atmosphere that integrates the four areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics into a comprehensive and coherent curriculum across all content areas. Teachers are skilled in curriculum development and delivery along with research proven techniques. STEM education at UCAS promotes learning through an integrated curriculum that is driven by both problem solving and problem-based learning.
The curriculum is consistent with the goals of Early College High Schools and the Curriculum departments offered at UVU. Two major strands of emphasis are offered by the UCAS are: 1) Medical Science and Health Technology intensive strand (UVU School of Science and Health), and 2) Computer Sciences and Engineering Technology intensive strand (UVU School of Computer Sciences and Engineering.)