Top 6 Ways to Prepare Your Graduate For College

Congratulations! High school graduation is an incredible family milestone and soon your child will embark on their next adventure – college and career. The next few months will be filled with equal parts excitement and angst, especially if your scholar is moving out of the city or out of state. To help families, we have […]

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Scholar Spotlight: Mariana Zollinger

When Mariana Zollinger took her first International Baccalaureate Biology class in ninth grade, she knew what she wanted for her future.   “I always knew I loved medicine and the idea of being a doctor, but in ninth grade when I took my first biology class it reassured me that I was on the right path,” said Mariana Zollinger, […]

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7 Straight-A Steps to Prepare For STAAR

As we approach the end of the school year and our scholars take state and federally mandated tests, parents often wonder why scholars are required to take these end of year exams. TEA requires all public-school students in grades K-12, to take STAAR tests, but Uplift also uses these tests as a data point to […]

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Senior Spotlight: Andy Huynh

When Andy Huynh entered sixth grade at Uplift Summit for the 2012-13 school year, he couldn’t have imagined the impact the school would have on his life over the following six years.  “I didn’t realize how the introduction to college at an early age would help set up my future,” Andy said.  The role of the […]

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Spring Break Activities around DFW

It’s time for some relaxation and fun this Spring Break! Whether your family likes to stay home or venture off into DFW, we have compiled a list of learning opportunities that are fun for the entire family.  Activities in the DFW:   Enjoy one the best Spring flower festivals in the United States, during the Dallas Blooms […]

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Weather Alert Update

January and February are the most common months for winter precipitation in DFW, therefore we would like to remind parents of our winter weather procedures before scholars return on January 9.  Our school website homepages have updated “Delays and Closings” buttons where parents can find all the latest information.  At Uplift we decide to close or delay schools by 6:00 a.m. at the latest. This decision is recommended by […]

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Winter Break Fun!

Winter break is here but the learning doesn’t have to stop! Whether your family is at home or you would like to seek an adventure in DFW, we have compiled a list of activities that are fun for the whole family.  At Home Activities:  Primary- Check out this Slime Activity that you can do at home with your scholar. This science […]

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Demystifying the lottery at Uplift Education

The application and enrollment process for new families looks slightly different at Uplift Education than it does at a traditional school district, and we are often asked to clarify our process. In short, the application window for the 2019-20 school year begins December 1 and ends February 1. To have an equal opportunity for your scholar to be selected for an available space at one of our […]

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Uplift Education receives $90,000 grant to enhance postsecondary advising as part of the “To and Through” Advising Challenge

Uplift Education’s Road To College program was selected to receive a $90,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation through the “To and Through Advising Challenge.”  The challenge was awarded to districts that will meaningfully impact high school students’ journey through graduation and into postsecondary education, especially low-income and students of color. Guidance and […]

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Are you ready for the first day of school?

The first day of school is right around the corner on August 7th!  Scholars and families may be excited to see their friends, teachers and schools leaders and may even feel a little nervous about starting a new grade or school.  Below are a few tips for a smooth the transition back into the school […]

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