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About Us

Our mission is to raise and distribute funds, support students, teachers, and staff, coordinate activities, provide scholarships, and foster relationships to support the education and well-being of the UAIS students.

Everyone can be a booster! Anyone who wants to help the students, teachers, administration, and staff have the best experience possible, is a booster. We donate time mostly, to help with events that raise money not provided by the district. We donate dues to pay for Questia and Managebac (approximately $4K per year, and many other materials and supplies for classrooms. We help the senior students have the best year possible with events and recognition. We’d love to have you at our meetings and events!

The IB a Parent Booster Group was formed shortly after the class of 2012, the first UAIS class, completed their freshman year.  As with any new program there were challenges and the parent booster group initially organized to help administration fill in some of the gaps students were experiencing socially, as they found it fragmented and challenging to be at UAIS and be involved in their home school’s activities.  The parent booster group began by initially providing students with some events and activities that they could participate in as a group, and in helping establish a high school environment and identity at UAIS.  Small fundraising activities and teacher support were initially provided.  As the UAIS program developed and the student senate was formed, the parent boosters has become less involved in social activities for the students.  Now we fundraise and assist the IB program with supplemental funds for activities including college field trip transportation, Questia software, Managebac software required for Juniors and Seniors, career day events, supplemental books, classroom supplies and equipment, arts equipment and music, etc. We help the school by planning and implementing many of the Senior Year activities, including a senior IB prom, all night party, senior breakfast and senior picnic.  We encourage all parents to get involved to help shape the organization and support the needs of the IB students and staff.  Your time, effort, thoughts and ideas are welcomed and encouraged, and we would love to have you!

All parents of IB  students are encouraged and invited to participate in our monthly meeting and on our committees. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month, at 7:00 pm, in the media center.  Feel free to contact us with feedback or suggestions!


There are many ways you can contribute to the Utica Academy for International Studies and help our kids succeed. Every dollar is used towards buying much needed supplies and equipment that directly benefits our kids education.

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iGive – Install iGive in your browser and donate to UAIS with every purchase you make on your favorite online stores!

Amazon Smile – For every purchase made on Amazon a small percentage will be donated to UAIS Boosters. No need to install anything on your computer, just start shopping at and connect your (or anyone you know) account to IB A Parent Booster.

Pay your Boosters Dues or Donate

Kroger Community Rewards

Visit our Sponsors! – Shop from our sponsors for your favorite products and UAIS receives a portion of the sale!


You Shop. Your Charity Gets Money. For Free.™

UAIS Boosters are now using iGive! This is an extremely easy way to give money to the Boosters without even trying! Many, many places you already shop give back using iGive like Petco, Walgreens, Barnes & Noble,, Avenue, Hilton Hotels, and on and on. Just install the browser extension and there is no work involved.

$3 New Member Bonus! Join by 9/15, install the iGive Button, and keep it for 90 days to earn a $3 bonus for IB A PARENT BOOSTER.

iGive is a free service where shopping at any of 1908 stores like Walmart, Travelocity, Overstock, and many more, means a donation to your favorite cause.

Pay your Dues or Donate

It’s time to pay your UAIS Booster dues! Your donation of $50 per student helps provide services and equipment for our students. For example, every year your dues cover the ManageBac annual subscription ($3,000.00) which is used by the teachers and students to manage the IB curriculum and track their IAs, EEs, oral assessments, CAS hour and TOK work.

Paying your dues is easy!

By Check: If you would like to pay dues or donate to the students by check, please attach your check to the following form below (right-click the image to save to your computer/print) and mail to:
IB A Parent Booster
c/o Kelley Skillin
36515 Bagdad Dr.
​Sterling Heights, MI 48312
IB A Parent Booster is a 501c3 organization.
Or send it to school (your student can put it in the Booster Box in the main office).

PayPal: If you would like to pay your dues or make your donation via PayPal, please consider adding a few dollars to cover the service charge. Simply click –

A huge thank you to everyone who already paid their dues!

Support our school and the kids by sending in food for ​Teacher Lunches, donate items/funding from your business for Teacher Appreciation Day or by fundraising through the following options below.

Kroger Community Rewards

Click the banner and sign up in Kroger’s Community Rewards or login to your Kroger’s Account. Visit the Community Rewards page and enroll IB A Parent Booster Organization Number: AK678 (or search for 90854). For every purchase you make using your Kroger’s Card IB A Parent Boosters receives a portion of your purchase.

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Visit our Sponsors

Visit our Sponsor Websites by clicking the banners below. For every purchase you make, IB A Parent Boosters receives a portion of the sale, funds that will be used to help support your child’s education.


Contact Us

We encourage all parents/caregivers to get involved, and help support the needs of the IB students and staff. Your time, effort, thoughts and ideas are welcomed and encouraged, and your student(s) receive scholarship entries for every donation of time or items.

Our meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, at 7:00 pm in the Media Center. Please join us at the next meeting, or send a comment, suggestions, concern or request to add an agenda item to our next meeting. We will respond to you as soon as possible.

Fill out the form below or:

Mail us:
IB A Parent Booster
​c/o Kelley Skillin
36515 Bagdad Dr.
​Sterling Heights, MI 48312

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