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

351 Mark Twain Drive
Hartford, CT 06112

Primary Contact: Caryn Baseler
School Hours: 7:45 a.m.–2:55 p.m.
2014-15 Lottery Grades: 9-12
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 theme of the school is science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The rigorous curriculum incorporates STEM 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, where students can take ECE (early college experience) courses and earn college credit at no cost. Students may also take classes for ECE credit through the University of Connecticut and the University of New Haven.

Based on the 2012–13 enrollment data, the school meets the state integration standard.

- Athletic offerings: competitive CIAC teams in most sports
- Earn college credits at no cost through relationships with University of Hartford, UCONN and University of New Haven
- Small school size (400 students) 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 Americans and Hispanic students
- Hartford Teacher of the Year: 2011, 2006, 2004
- Hartt Community Division music/dance classes available at reduced rates
- National Merit Scholar Finalist, 2011
- National Merit Scholar Semifinalist, 2012
- National Achievement Scholar, 2013
- Nationally ranked Robotics team
- Secondary School Merit Award of Excellence - Magnet Schools of America
- U.S. News & World Report: Best High Schools in America

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