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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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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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: Monica Orozco

Uplift North Hills scholar, Monica Orozco has made many accomplishment this summer starting with developing her nonprofit Gift of Reading. Gift of Reading is a nonprofit that promotes servant leadership, literacy and a love of reading through book ownership. Monica, 7th grader, has been working towards her goal of becoming an entrepreneur for seven years […]

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Uplift North Hills heads to DI global finals

Uplift North Hills will represent Irving and Uplift at the Destination Imagination global finals for the first time. Destination Imagination (DI) is a hands-on program where students take part in a challenge in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), fine arts and service learning. The Uplift North Hills team decided on service learning. Team members […]

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Uplift Science Fair

Months of scholar research, trials and data culminated at the annual Uplift Science Fair. Over 200 scholars from all campuses across Uplift Education took part in the network-wide Science Fair on Saturday.  A total of 163 projects from all grade levels filled the UT Southwestern T Boone Pickens Biomedical building. “Science Fair is a great place for scholars […]

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Teen scholars help homeless teens

With a list in hand and close to $2,000, and 12 scholars headed to Target to buy gifts for homeless teens. Uplift Luna Middle School scholars decided for their community service project, they wanted to make an impact with a project “outside of the box”. The scholars had one of the most successful projects in […]

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Kicking off basketball season with the Mavs

The Uplift Peak middle school boys and girls basketball teams have been finalized. While their season kicks off in January, 40 scholars who tried out were able to get some preseason help from professionals. The scholars were picked to attend the Jr. NBA clinic during their launch week on Tuesday, October 20. The scholars arrived to […]

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Uplift Heights Middle School Director Cody: Staying busy

Cody is the Middle School Director at Uplift Heights Middle School and recently completed the Accelerate Institute’s Ryan Fellowship.  The program helped Cody develop and refine a high impact strategy that was specific to the Uplift Heights community.  While the program kept Cody busy, he says staying busy is something that is important for all lifelong […]

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6 Things to know about the MAP test

Submitted by guest blogger: Maria Yocom, Network Testing Coordinator, myocom@uplifteducation.org As the school year starts at Uplift, so does our testing season. At Uplift, we know that to truly meet scholars where they are instructionally, we need to have a solid understanding of where scholars are when they come to us in the fall. For […]

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