Road To College Expands Into Career

We are excited to announce our signature Road To College program is expanding to give current scholars and alumni the tools they need to land a meaningful career. The newly renamed Road To College & Career program will continue to provide personalized support to scholars before and during college, but will also help current scholars identify careers of interest and guide Uplift alumni toward a best-fit career. Ideas for our additional focus […]

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Uplift Scholar recruited to NCAA Division 1 Soccer at The University of North Carolina Ashville. 

Uplift North Hills 2019 graduate, Kaleem Shabout, kicked off his trip on the Road To College when he enrolled at Uplift North Hills as a third grader. Shabout has fond memories of his years as a primary scholar. “It was nice to be in a classroom where I was learning so many new things and getting challenged along the way,” he said. Shabout’s academic growth was impressive, but he was excelling in pursuits outside of […]

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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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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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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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Uplift Education earns 16 International Baccalaureate Authorizations, becomes one of the nation’s Top Five IB Districts

Uplift Education earned 16 International Baccalaureate authorizations over the course of the 2017-18 school year, including five Primary Years Programmes, two Middle Years Programmes, and nine Diploma Programmes. With nearly 19,000 scholars across 40 schools, these newest authorizations elevate Uplift to one the nation’s Top Five IB Districts in number of programmes served, according to […]

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Scholar Spotlight: Valeria Escobar

Valeria Escobar has taken the next big step in pursuing a life-long dream of career in journalism.  The Uplift Summit International Preparatory senior earned admission and a full-ride scholarship to Columbia University in New York City.  Escobar will announce her decision to attend along with hundreds of Uplift seniors at College Signing Day on April […]

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Testing Season: How can you help your scholars?

Scholars are entering the testing season of of the school year. State and federally mandated tests are a governmental requirement but Uplift also uses these tests as part of the full picture of data to measure overall scholar growth. Our English Language Learners started the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) test on Monday. […]

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Uplift Network-wide science fair!

The Uplift network-wide district science fair took place January 27 with the hard work of scholars, teachers, staff and volunteers. More than 231 scholars presented months of research, data and testing. Guest filled the UT Southwestern T. Boone Pickens Biomedical Building early Saturday morning for a full day of science. Many events took place throughout […]

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