Uplift Stands Alone in National Rankings

This week, U.S. News & World Report released their much-anticipated yearly rankings of the best high schools in the nation.  Each year, public schools across the country wait eagerly for the list to be released to see where they stack up against their peers and see if they can display the highly recognizable Best High Schools badge on their websites and social media pages.    Uplift […]

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Uplift Scholars feel the LOVE

Southwest Airlines is known for the highest quality of customer service and ensuring that all passengers are treated with a sense of warmth and friendliness. Uplift juniors felt the Southwest love as they visited the corporate headquarters on a recent Career Exploration trip to learn about career opportunities beyond college.   “Southwest is not like […]

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A family tradition; Sierras finds support, success at Uplift Williams

When Uplift Williams opened in 2007, the Sierra family had already found a school for their young children, but word quickly spread about the new free public charter school in the Love-Field neighborhood. Beatriz Sierra, mother of four wanted her children to have the best education possible.  She wanted her kids to be college ready. Beatriz […]

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Uplift Williams scholars help bridge math gap

While some scholars prefer to spend their summer away from school, a group of Uplift Williams rising seniors are taking the time to develop test prep material for incoming juniors. Jose Deantes, Danielle Castro and Angel Soto were selected to take part in the first Student Instructional Leadership Team (S.I.L.T.) internship created by Netanya Evans Ph.D., English AP teacher […]

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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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Alumni Spotlight: Teresa Rodriguez

Uplift Williams class of 2012 alumni Teresa Rodriguez graduated this May with her bachelors in Psychology from Texas A&M Commerce. The college graduate is working as a mentor during the summer. Rodriguez calls students three times a week to ensure students are on track to graduate. The program works with middle school and high school students […]

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Senior Spotlight: Alexis Rodriguez

Name: Alexis Rodriguez Uplift School: Uplift Williams College: University of Texas at Austin or College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts  Major: Double Major English and Physiology or Political Science with a minor in liberal arts to go to graduate school. Rodriguez did not always consider college an option, but this spring he will be the first in […]

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Scholar Spotlight: Maria Carranza

Cancer impacts more than 1 million people worldwide. Uplift Williams scholar, Maria Carranza wanted to make a difference in the lives of people undergoing cancer treatment in an unconventional way. “We do a lot of fundraisers [for cancer patients] based on money but not on their psychological effects.  Many of them suffer from depression [and/or] low […]

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Teachers Spotlight: Ms. Balina, Ms. Reyes and Ms. Rose

Our schools do not just teach scholars about the IB learner profile traits, they exemplify them. Teachers Ms. Balina, Ms. Reyes and Ms. Rose from Uplift Williams Primary opened their hearts and demonstrated what caring is all about. When Ms. Balina heard the tornado on December 26 hit Shields Elementary in Red Oak she jumped […]

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Sixth Graders on the Road To College

At Uplift, most sixth graders aren’t thinking about college; all of them are.  Uplift recently sent every sixth grader in the network to the University of North Texas to tour the campus and understand what it means to be in college.  For many scholars, this first visit to a college campus is a perception changer. […]

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