Congratulations Alejandro Ruiz!

Uplift Heights senior Alejandro Ruiz was surprised to find out he had been accepted to the University of North Texas at Dallas while on a school field trip to tour the school.

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Scholar Spotlight: Divine Bila

School:  Uplift Heights College: Oglethorpe University Major: Linguistics and Sociology Bila is a senior at Uplift heights and feels that Uplift has helped her gain more confident throughout the years. She has been involved in many groups on campus such as art club, tech club, volleyball and basketball. All great groups to help build her […]

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Scholar Spotlight: Leslie Eguizabal

Uplift Heights scholar Leslie Eguizabal secured her first internship this summer. The junior applied for the Dallas Mayor’s Intern Fellows Program and was hired by Uplift Education’s Road To College team. “It’s hard work. You can’t take money for granted,” said Eguizabal. The junior was one of three Uplift Education interns through the Dallas Mayor’s Intern […]

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Scholar Spotlight: Jacqueline Camarillo

Uplift Heights scholar Jacqueline Camarillo wants to help people. She aspires to be a pediatrician. Camarillo said there is only one thing that holds her back, her timidness. It is something she wanted to overcome this summer. The junior’s Road To College counselor advised her to apply for the Mayor’s Intern Fellows Program. The program offers […]

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Aspiring Senior Ambassador Program take on the East Coast

Uplift scholars from the Aspiring Senior Ambassador Program (ASAP) visited college campuses in Philadelphia, Boston and Texas during summer vacation. ASAP provides scholars with leadership development, additional college counseling  and increased exposure to Uplift college partners. Scholars selected for the 2016-2017 program submitted their application in early December and were notified in mid-December of their acceptance. Six scholars were […]

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Uplift Heights parents learn useful skills, techniques through A.R.K

Parent from Uplift Heights took part in the first A.R.K. for parents program in the Uplift network. Adults Relating to Kids (A.R.K.) provides parents with parenting skills to address topics such as effective discipline, homework, family meetings, bully-proofing, and instilling responsibility. The program was developed as a result of research conducted by ARKGroup alongside with the University […]

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Uplift Heights Secondary awarded $25,000 from Eastbay

It was no April Fools joke when Kristen Jones, athletic director at Uplift Heights Secondary announced to the school on April 1, they had won $25,000 to fix their field. Uplift Heights Secondary entered the The Bounce Back 2016 Eastbay contest, the contest awards $25,000 for a school’s sports facility upgrade. Last year the school […]

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Uplift, Momentous Institute pilot free parenting classes at two campuses

Uplift has partnered with the Momentous Institute powered by Salesmanship Club to pilot free parenting classes at Uplift Heights and Uplift Peak. The classes will run for 12 weeks and focus on a variety of topics that are relevant for parents with children of all ages from young children to adolescents. A few of the […]

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Jonathan the Uplift Heights Second Grade Sedentary Traveler

Jonathan is a second grade teacher at Uplift Heights Preparatory, and this fourth year teacher is about to embark on a journey.  Next fall, Uplift Heights will move to a larger primary building just down the street from it’s current location, but that is not the only journey he is undertaking.  Together with his fellow teachers, Jonathan […]

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Kristin Algier and Sarah Chambers: Uplift Heights Literacy Luncheons boost reading gains; build parent partnerships

At the beginning of the school year, Uplift Heights Primary Director Kristin Algier heard parents loud and clear.  They wanted more opportunities to be a partner in their children’s education and participate in more culture-building events.  Meanwhile early scores of the Measure of Academic Performance (MAP) assessment were showing the need for scholars to make gains in […]

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