-- Uplift Elevate Preparatory, the free, public, college-preparatory charter school welcomed the Founding Class of 2025 traditions on April 7, 2021 with the distribution of commemorative items to the enrolled future freshman and the beginning of the Founding Class wall that will be created on campus. In addition to the traditions that these new freshmen will create, they will be able to participate in the long-standing Uplift Education traditions.
These scholars will represent the graduating class of 2025. Throughout the Uplift Education network, 100% of their graduates have been accepted for college for the past 18 years, and Uplift alumni earn college degrees at 4X the national average for low-income students.
Scholar reaction to the continuation of Uplift Elevate through high school was very positive:
Makeda Horton, Uplift Elevate 8th grade scholar:
“I am looking forward to all the sports and cheerleading next school year….I am hoping to start a winter party tradition in high school.”
Gavin Hatfield, Uplift Elevate 8th grade scholar:
“I love how Uplift Elevate focuses on academics, and they make sure we are ready to go off to college. As a first high school class, it would be nice to prove to everyone that we have good grades and I'm excited to grow up with my friends next school year.”
Shanailah Roach. Uplift Elevate 8th grade scholar:
“I am looking forward to choosing my classes in high school, such as a different language. I would also like to start a time capsule tradition to leave it behind for the next high school class.”
Danaly Sanchez, Uplift Elevate 8th grade scholar:
“I would like to start a tradition of high schoolers connecting with the middle schoolers to explain what they went through getting to where they are today to learn from them.”
“Uplift Elevate scholars will now have the opportunity to progress through middle school and high school at the same campus. Uplift scholars outperform state and national averages in reading and mathematics, and their gains grow the longer they attend Uplift schools,” says Yasmin Bhatia, Chief Executive Officer of Uplift Education.
“The traditions born within the Uplift Elevate environment develop community in and beyond the classroom. These are extended and amplified as our scholars move from middle school to high school. As each grade is added: ninth grade in 2021, tenth grade in 2022, eleventh grade in 2023 and seniors in the 2024-2025 school year, there will be creative opportunities for each class to make their mark as scholars grow with the school,” says Bhatia.