Uplift Alumnus Helps Organize School Supply Drive

Primary scholars at Uplift Peak were in for a wonderful surprise as students from SMU showed up to their school armed with bags full of school supplies.  The school supply drop off was initiated by Ethan Rios, a junior at SMU and an Uplift alumnus. Ethan, a graduate from Uplift Infinity back in 2018, is part of the Détente Collective, a non-profit […]

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Senior Decision Day Spotlight: Denise Dominguez

Denise has been at Uplift Peak since 4th grade, and has felt embraced by a strong community atmosphere. Her RTCC counselors encouraged her to apply for programs such as QuestBridge, which allowed Denise to apply to highly prestigious schools. Speaking of the college application process, the most stressful part for Denise were deadlines. “I ended […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Natalia Mancia

Uplift Peak alumna Natalia Mancia is a recent college graduate from the College of Saint Benedict  with a bachelors of arts in psychology and a minor in art. Mancia is the first in her family to graduate from college. The 21 year-old found the Road To College counselors to be one of her biggest supporters in addition […]

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Senior Spotlight: Vicente Lopez

Name: Vicente Lopez Uplift School: Uplift Peak College: Sewanne: The University of the South and Southwestern University Major: Undecided/Sociology Senior Vicente Lopez has excelled not only academically but in athletics as well. The Uplift Peak senior has been captain of the basketball, flag football and soccer team. His leadership skills encompass just what it means to be an IB […]

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Uplift Alumni Service Day

Former Uplift scholars took part in Alumni Service Day on January 8. Alumni from across the country revisited their Uplift schools and spoke to current seniors. The event takes place once a year and provides current students the opportunity to hear first hand from their former classmates about their college experience.  Alumni of Uplift Summit visited […]

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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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Uplift Peak Scholars Code for the Future

Looking across the dark computer lab at Uplift Peak Preparatory, colorful puzzle piece-shaped objects are clicked and shifted around on dozens of computer screens. The scholars sit completely focused, headphones on, clicking stop and play, to refine the music videos they are creating. “You have to move this sprite over with the other ones in […]

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Uplift Peak ESL Coordinator Holly and her NFL son’s unlikely journey to the Super Bowl

As an English as a Second Language (ESL) Coordinator at Uplift Peak, Holly helps scholars persevere through language and culture challenges every day.  Her son Marcus Cannon, an offensive guard for the New England Patriots, will play in Sunday’s game thanks to a perseverance that few players ever endure.  Uplift Peak scholars and Marcus Cannon can thank Holly […]

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This job is unpredictable, the hours are long, but it’s the best job in the world

A day in the life of a kindergarten teacher can be unpredictable, even for fifth-year Uplift Peak teacher Elizabeth. As she arrives to her classroom ahead of her scholars, she flips the light switch to illuminate walls adorned with a collage of letters, numbers, scholar projects, maps, and the mascot of her alma mater, the SMU Mustang.  In the […]

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Uplift Peak Teacher Gets Interpersonal for Achievement

Uplift Peak  ESL teacher Elizabeth understands what it takes to be a successful scholar.  The Gates scholarship recipient and eight-year Uplift Peak teacher is a great example to scholars of commitment and grit.  She guides ELL scholars toward English proficiency from kindergarten through fifth grade and is the catalyst former ELL scholars point to for […]

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