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University High School of Science and Engineering (Grades 9-12)

351 Mark Twain Drive
Hartford, CT 06112

Contact: Caryn Baseler
School Hours: 7:45 a.m.–2:55 p.m.
School Uniform: Yes 

Female student using a graphing calculator

University High School of Science and Engineering (UHSSE) is an early college high school located on the campus of the University of Hartford. The rigorous honors curriculum includes an accelerated math curriculum, incorporates STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) components into core classes, including language arts and social studies, while also extending the theme into extracurricular activities.

UHSSE features an early college partnership with the University of Hartford, whereby qualified students can take courses and earn up to 11 college credits per semester at no cost. Students may also take classes for ECE (Early College Experience) credit through the University of Connecticut and the University of New Haven. Over 80% of the Class of 2015 earned college credit while enrolled at USSHE. Since opening in 2004, 100% of USSHE graduates have been accepted into two- and four-year colleges.

Program Offerings and Special Features:
- Rigorous theme-based learning
- Participate in 16 CIAC-approved interscholastic sports
- Earn college credits at no cost through relationships with University of Hartford, UCONN and PLTW credit through University of New Haven
- Small school size (100 students per grade) fosters a strong sense of community
- Nation’s Top Magnet High School - Magnet Schools of America, 2012
- ConnCan Awards for reducing achievement gap for African American and Hispanic students
- Hartt Community Division music/dance classes available at reduced rates and for high school credit
- National Merit Scholar Finalists, 2011 and 2015
- National Merit Scholar Semifinalists, 2012 and 2014
- National Achievement Scholars, 2013, 2014 and 2015
- Nationally ranked Robotics team
- Secondary School Merit Award of Excellence - Magnet Schools of America
- U.S. News & World Report: Best High Schools in America
- Diverse student body from over 40 towns
- Over $2.5 million awarded to the Class of 2015

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Image: Front entrance of the University High School of Science and Engineering