High School Seniors take their SAT Test

Utica Academy of Science high school seniors took their SAT test on Wednesday, October 14th.

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020It’s that wonderful time of year for our high school seniors, SAT testing time. As they prepare and get ready for college, the first step is to take the SAT. Seniors woke up bright and early for their test, and entered through the side door of the building. Students individually had their temperatures checked and proper PPE. Great job to not only our students but the test administrator and staff for proctoring the exam.

Atoms Compete at the CNY Steamboat Challenge

Hazma and Gideon place 3rd at this year’s virtual CNY Steamboat Challenge presented by the MOST.

Saturday, October 17th, 2020Middle school Atoms, Hazma and Gideon hit the open waters and face tough competition at this year’s virtual CNY Steamboat challenge presented by the MOST. On Saturday, October 17th STEM students competed in a ‘pop-pop’ or a ‘putt-putt’ boat engineering challenge. Students could compete individually or in groups of 2 or 3. Each team was tasked with not only designing their own boat, but also constructing it. Boats were to be miniature working steamboats powered by only a single tealight candle. In addition, students had to discuss their designs virtually to the judges and describe how their boat was constructed. Hazma and Gideon represented Utica Academy of Science middle school and took home 3rd place. Great job, Atoms! Click here to view this year's competition.

Elementary School Morning Arrival Routine

Utica Academy of Science elementary school students are getting their temperatures screened with masks prior to entering the building.

Tuesday, October 13th, 2020Everyone’s morning routine may look a bit different these days. To ensure the health and safety of Utica Academy of Science’s students, faculty, teachers and staff head to our Facebook page to check out the elementary school’s daily morning routine for its Atoms.

As hybrid learning students arrive on campus in small groups, their temperatures will be screened and hand sanitized with masks. Upon arrival, they will follow the blue line to their respective classrooms. Utica Academy of Science will continue to follow the health and safety guidelines from New York State.

Sixth Grade Strong, No Matter the Distance

Middle school teachers wear custom t-shirts to show unity for their distance learning students.

Friday, September 25th, 2020The sixth grade teachers go the extra mile to show their support, strength, unity and team spirit for their students. Teachers, Ms. Latray, Mrs. Cowen and Mr. Farnach showcases their unified teamwork with custom t-shirts that read, ‘6th Grade Strong, No Matter the Distance.’ While students may not be able to see each other every day, distance will not keep them down from working together as a team, and uniting as one - even if done virtually. Keep up the great work, Atoms!

World Teachers Day

World Teachers Day

Monday, October 5th, 2020—To say we appreciate our teachers is an understatement. From their creativity, to answering the call of duty and going above and beyond, to guiding, educating and teaching our Atoms, and so much more. Today on World Teachers Day, we celebrate all that you do! Thank you for all your hard work each and every day.

Health, Safety and a Creative Atom Custom Mask

 A custom face mask with the school logo for the 2020 - 2021 school year

Thursday, September 17th, 2020What happens when you mix creativity and school spirit in 2020? You get none other than an amazing custom, one-of-a-kind face mask with the school logo! Look at that creativity. We are excited to see the love and care parents share for our school. Custom, cute and Atom to boot!

The 2020 - 2021 School Year: Welcome Back Atoms!

 The 2020 - 2021 school year is underway! Welcome back Atoms

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020Over the past few weeks we had the privilege of welcoming back our Atom for the 2020 - 2021 school year. The first day of school is one that brings so much joy and happiness to not only our teachers but to students and their families alike. While this year may look and feel a bit different we are embracing this new normal, and Utica Academy of Science Charter Schools are adhering to the New York State guidelines for health and safety.

Students and families have the option for either hybrid or online learning. Elementary Atoms who are participating in hybrid learning meet two days a week, with three days of online learning. Middle school Atoms have a classroom size maxed at nine students per classroom. Mask wearing and social distancing are maintained.

While the halls feel a bit empty in the high school, as teachers are back in the classrooms, we virtually welcomed back our eldest Atoms. High school students will be doing full-time remote learning, with the option of a one day in-person mentorship program for tutoring and or social emotional well being.

We wish all of our Atoms the best success and luck this academic year. Many Atoms, One family.


Never Forget

Today we honor those who lost their lives and families whose lives were tragically changed on this day 19 years ago. We thank all our brave first responders and active duty veteran military. United we stand.

#UnitedWeStand #NeverForget #September11 #Remembering911

Class of 2020 Graduation

Thursday, August 6, 2020—Congratulations, #UASCS Atoms. You did it! ⭐ The Utica Academy of Science Charter School celebrated it's annual commencement at the Herkimer County Fairgrounds. Congratulations to the #UASCS Class of 2020. Once an Atom, Always an Atom! #UASAtoms

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Imagine Your Story

Monday, July 6, 2020—Virtual Summer Learning events are taking place THIS summer with Utica Public Library! Explore different activities and events every week! Click Here to Sign Up!


Utica Academy of Science Charter School is part of Science Academies of New York.

UAS Elementary School

160 School Lane,
Frankfort, NY 13340
Phone: 315-574-3000
Fax: 315-574-3008

UAS J/S High School

160 School Lane,
Frankfort, NY 13340
Phone: 315-266-1072
Fax: 315-266-1073


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