At the core of a UASEM education is a slew of unique experiences. We encourage our students to try new things and strive to find fun, meaningful programs for all. Students who embrace this wealth of opportunity emerge well-rounded, with a richer understanding of self and world, as well as at least an inkling of of all the world has to offer.
After-School Sports, Clubs, & Arts
Every student is required to participate in at least one after-school activity. There are tons of opportunities to explore and develop special talents. Offerings change every year, depending on student interest, but some popular school activities have included:
SPORTS: basketball, soccer, softball, baseball, track, tennis, bowling, stunt, lacrosse, volleyball, wrestling.
CLUBS: peer mediation, Black Lives Matter Club, chess, dance, mural painting, student government, cooking, FDNY Exploring, NYPD Exploring, mentoring, drum-line, music, game room, anime, robotics, step, debate, movie club, gay-straight alliance, and more!
OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES: Students interested in activities not offered at UASEM, can see the Partnership Coordinator to be connected to any of these:
video game creation & coding, computer science, theater & acting, photography, science, film-making, museums, medicine, hockey, journalism, life-guarding, swimming, debate, chess, painting & sculpture, gardening, SAT prep, politics & government, volunteering, poetry, teaching, environment, social justice, law, business, and more!
We aim to keep our students' brains busy over the summer months by connecting them to activities in the city -- dance, theater, the arts, sailing, leadership, the outdoors, film, and more. Later in their high school careers, students have opportunities to go to sleep-away camps, stay on college campuses, work at paid internships, and even travel abroad.
Field Trips & Guest Speakers
Field trips and guest speakers are common at UASEM. Students are inspired by their growing knowledge of their city, its people, jobs, and colleges. Seeing real workplaces, meeting professionals of all types, and participating in actual work creates a clearer vision of a potential future.
Because “all disasters are local,” student involvement in the community is essential. Every UASEM student is required to work 40 volunteer hours during their high school career and our Partnership Coordinator is available to connect students to opportunities that excite them. Serving others not only makes our communities stronger, it also develops engaged citizens who are empowered by their ability to create positive change.