Uxbridge High School (Massachusetts)

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Uxbridge High School
Location
300 Quaker Highway
Uxbridge, MA 01569

United States
Coordinates 42°02′N 71°22′W / 42.04°N 71.37°W / 42.04; -71.37Coordinates: 42°02′N 71°22′W / 42.04°N 71.37°W / 42.04; -71.37
Information
Type Comprehensive Public High School
School district Uxbridge, Massachusetts
Superintendent Kevin M Carney
CEEB Code 03040000 code
Principal Tara Bennett
Assistant Principal Erik Arnold
Grades 9–12
Color(s)          Black and Orange
Mascot Spartans
Average SAT scores 509 verbal
530 math
499 writing (2010)[1]
Website
Uxbridge High School, Quaker Highway, Uxbridge, MA, built 2012

Uxbridge High School (UHS) is the only high school in Uxbridge, Massachusetts. The school is a part of Uxbridge Public Schools. A new high school opened in 2012 at 300 Quaker Highway.

Academics UHS prides itself with strong academics in all subject areas, especially the sciences. Introduction to Physics and Technology is one such a class that is a staple to every Spartan's schedule.

UHS has recently received a grant to run more AP courses, giving every Uxbridge student the opportunity to take an AP course in their area of academic interest, or even as many as 4 AP courses junior and senior year. UHS also gives juniors who excel in English to take AP English at the senior level. Some AP programs, such as French, are even offered online. The ranking of Uxbridge High for AP classes was recognized within Worcester County[2]

UHS applies a unique trimester schedule, so the year is divided into three segments of 12 weeks, or 60 days. Typical electives run over one trimester, typical academic courses run over two trimesters, and all AP level courses run over three trimesters. Students take 5 classes per trimester. Trimesters were incorporated into Uxbridge to allow students to take more elevtives, and to better prepare them for college-style learning.

Athletics The Uxbridge High School mascot is the Spartan. UHS participates in the [1] S.W.C.L. division, of athletics. It is home to more than fifteen varsity teams.

Extracurriculars, Clubs, and Organizations

NHS - Students in the National Honor Society at Uxbridge meet in the mornings and discuss NHS events and community service opportunities. Members graduate with honors.

Performing Arts - UHS Performing Arts includes three main subgroups: band, chorus, and drama. Students involved in performing arts usually participate in multiple instances of the after school performing arts program.

UHS Band includes the concert band, the pep band, the marching band, and the jazz band. All band members are required to attend rehearsals, pep band events, marching band events, competitions, and concerts. Elite members of the band participate in extra rehearsals to play in the jazz band.

UHS Chorus includes the concert chorus and the Spartones. Members of the Spartones must perform adequately at a Spartone audition to participate in the group.

UHS Drama annually performs a musical in March after months of intense rehearsal. Auditions are required for lead roles.

StuCo - UHS student council plans school events, organizes school fundraisers, and provides students with community service opportunities.

Yearbook Club - Students in the yearbook club gather photos, format pages, and add content to the yearbook.

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