Free, public, college preparatory charter schools where 100% of graduates are accepted to college Who is Uplift Education?
Uplift: Founded Here. Focused Here. The Uplift Mission: To create and sustain public schools of excellence that empower each student to reach their highest potential in college and the global marketplace and that inspire in students a life-long love of learning, achievement, and service in order to positively change their world.
1996-1997 Uplift Education granted first charter to open Uplift North Hills Preparatory. 2000 Uplift Education becomes first charter in the country to obtain investment grade rating and sell $6M in bonds. 2004 $10M gift from Communities Foundation of Texas to open Uplift Peak Preparatory, first urban campus. 2005 North Hills Preparatory receives first of six consecutive "Best High School" rating by Newsweek Magazine and Uplift receives funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to use for expansion. 2007 Uplift receives expansion funding from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation to open three new urban schools: Uplift Hampton Prep, Uplift Summit Intl. Prep & Uplift Williams Prep. 2010 Uplift opens two schools: Uplift Heights and Uplift Luna and formalizes partnership with Museum of Nature and Science. Uplift also received $7.5M from U.S. DOE for Teacher Incentive Pay. 2011 The Washington Post names Uplift North Hills Preparatory and Uplift Peak Preparatory as the 10th and 11th best public high schools in America. Uplift rolls out five year plan to serve 13,000 students by 2015-16 school year. Uplift: Founded Here. Focused Here. 2012 All five Uplift high schools named in the top 70 public schools in the nation by the Washington Post. Uplift opens two new schools in Fort Worth: Uplift Mighty Prep & Uplift Meridian Prep.
Will grow to serve scholars K-12 (maximum enrollment 1500) Opening this August with grades K-2 & 6-7 Comprehensive Road to College program beginning in 6 th grade which guides students & families through: –College preparation –College admissions –Financial aid –Transition to and through college
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