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High School Principal’s Message



It’s my pleasure to welcome all new and returning students and families of UAS for the 2018-19 school year.  We have many new and exciting activities that are going on this new school year.  We also have our new staff members, course offerings (Robotics, AP Computer Science Principles, World Cultures and Yearbook) student activities & events.  The 2018-19 school year is going to be a memorable one. 

As your principal, my door is open to you.  My philosophy is “students first”.  Please feel comfortable to contact me by email, call to set up an appointment or come speak to me in the hall.   Your UAS family is here to assist you.  

As per our school mission statement, “UAS is committed and dedicated to providing as excellent teaching learning environment where students learn and understand what it means to be responsible, productive and ethical citizens.”  We have high expectations for our staff and students at UAS.  With this being said, I know each and every one of us is going to have an exceptional school year! 


Ms. Melissa M. Groetsch

UAS High School Principal

High School Vice Principal’s Message

Welcome Back UAS Family,

As we start the 2018-2019 Academic Year I hope that everyone in the UAS Family has had a restful summer break! As I start my 16th year in education, I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the students, parents, and staff here at UAS. As the UAS High School Vice Principal I serve in the areas of academics, attendance, and behavior. I will help and support all students and staff members so that we can live out the UAS Mission. We are an international college preparatory high school that expects our students to matriculate to a post-secondary institution after graduation. Our goal is to make sure the students here at UAS become well rounded individuals and responsible adults.



Dr. Aquil Bayyan

UAS High School Vice Principal