Uplift Atlas Preparatory

New Family Newsletter - June 2021

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Have you heard? Uplift Peak's Name Change Approved by Uplift Board!

We are thrilled to share that the Uplift board approved Uplift Atlas as the new name for Uplift Peak effective this summer. It will take a few months to make the necessary conversions from Peak to Atlas. One of the last items to change will be our exterior building signage which has a longer lead time and might go into the early Fall before being replaced. Otherwise, our plan is to kick off the 2021-22 school year as Uplift Atlas on all other fronts.

We appreciate how bittersweet this moment is for our Peak community. While a name never defines a team or school, it has been a part of our history for almost 20 years. We are excited for Uplift Atlas to represent the high expectations and inclusive community of our school today and in the future.

Read more about the decision behind our name change here: https://bit.ly/3hevlyc

¿Ha escuchado? ¡El cambio de nombre de Uplift Peak fue aprobado por la Junta Directiva de Uplift!

Estamos encantados de compartir que la Junta Directiva de Uplift aprobó Uplift Atlas como el nuevo nombre de Uplift Peak a partir de este verano. Se necesitarán algunos meses para realizar las conversiones necesarias de Peak a Atlas. Uno de los últimos elementos que cambiarán será la señalización exterior de los edificios, ya que tiene un tiempo de entrega más largo y podría ir a principios del otoño antes de ser reemplazada. De lo contrario, nuestro plan es comenzar el año escolar 2021-22 como Uplift Atlas en todos los demás frentes.

Apreciamos lo agridulce que es este momento para nuestra comunidad de Peak. Si bien un nombre nunca define a un equipo o escuela, ha sido parte de nuestra historia durante casi 20 años. Estamos emocionados de que Uplift Atlas represente las expectativas altas y la comunidad inclusiva de nuestra escuela hoy y en el futuro.

Puede leer más sobre la decisión detrás de nuestro cambio de nombre aquí: https://bit.ly/3hevlyc

RECAP: Meet the Director Night Presentation

Thank you to all that joined our virtual Meet the Director Night in April! Below you will find the material presented and additional information:

Additional information regarding the 2021-22 school year will be updated on our General Information webpage (see below) throughout the summer.

RESUMEN: Junta Virtual de Conocer a los Directores

¡Gracias a todos los que nos acompañaron en nuestra junta virtual de Conocer a los Directores el mes pasado! A continuación encontrará el material presentado e información adicional:

La información adicional sobre el año escolar 2021-22 se actualizará en nuestra página web de "General Information" (a continuación) durante el verano.

Uplift Atlas Primary School Announcements

Director's Message

Hello Uplift Atlas Family!

I am honored to be your Academic Director for the 2021-22 School year. It has been a long journey in education and I am ready and prepared to serve, support, and provide the absolute best education for our scholars! I cannot wait to meet all of you and build partnerships that will lead toward a love of learning and lifetime success!

See you soon!

Mr. Abe Flores Sr.

Summer Assignments

In addition to the grade-level specific summer assignment packet(s) our network created for scholars, Uplift Atlas also has Summer Homework packets available. Please complete all packets and assignments that are listed under your grade level by the first day of school, August 9th, 2021.

Uplift Atlas Middle School Announcements

Director's Message

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Dear Uplift Atlas Middle School families,

I am extremely proud of all that we have accomplished this school year, and one of those accomplishments is coming together as a community to select our new campus name. Thank you so much to all who engaged in the process; whether you submitted ideas for the new name in the first survey, attended the committee meeting to discuss all of the ideas submitted, or cast a vote for the final three choices, your voice was heard, and your involvement mattered!

In addition to selecting our new name, we are closing out the year in middle school with a few amazing accomplishments. Our middle school has shown some of the highest daily attendance rates and course pass rates of all middle schools in Uplift! It was a team effort to make sure that scholars attended class and passed their classes, and it paid off in big ways on our end of year STAAR tests. Our scholars demonstrated top performance in the network in the following content areas on STAAR: Algebra I, 8th grade Science, 8th grade Reading, 8th grade Humanities, and 7th grade Reading.

Another accomplishment that I am proud of this year is that we expanded our cultural celebrations and provided meaningful opportunities for our scholars to explore diverse cultures from around the world. This year we celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month, African American History Month, Arab American Heritage Month, and Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Many thanks to the staff, scholars, and parents who contributed to these important celebrations.

Looking forward to next school year, I am so excited to return to this amazing community as the Director of Uplift Atlas Middle School. I am grateful for the continued support of our parents, guardians, scholars, and staff as we continue on our mission to prepare all of our scholars for success in reaching their goals.

With love and gratitude,

Ms. Cody Meador

Uplift Atlas High School Announcements

Director's Message

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Dear scholars and families,

It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I write this letter to introduce myself to you formally as the new Academic Director at Uplift Atlas High School (formerly Uplift Peak High School) for next school year. We have faced some very challenging times over the course of this last year, but I look forward to starting this new chapter in partnership with you. Thank you so much for the warm welcomes so far, with staff, scholars, parents, and leadership.

I have had the privilege of serving within Uplift Education over the past 7 years at multiple different campuses and in many roles. I started as a high school math teacher, serving at both Uplift Luna and Uplift Summit, before making the transition into the Dean role. As a Dean, I have had the privilege to lead both at Uplift Luna and at Uplift Mighty and I am very excited to return to the Dallas community next year and to use my experiences both in the classroom and as an administrator around Uplift to better lead at Uplift Atlas.

Together with my wife Shauna, I am proud to say that I have one daughter who is currently a senior in high school, and another daughter who is a sophomore. Being a parent of high schoolers has allowed me to look at and examine school leadership decisions from different angles and I hope to bring that perspective with me through this transition.

My first goal as we look into the coming years for our school is to listen and learn. Uplift Peak/Atlas has an amazing community with years of tradition and pride that I am honored to be able to join. I hope to soak up your expertise and knowledge as to what is working well, what you’re proud to continue doing, and what you hope might change under new leadership.

As we begin the journey into next year together, it is my deepest hope that we will plan new and exciting ways to engage with the community while increasing our academic standing and ultimately bringing life and joy back to the high school experience. By partnering together, I have no doubt that we can set the stage for incredible years to come.

Be on the lookout for some upcoming chances to be a voice for our school as we roll out our “Chat with Pratt” series.

In service,

Mr. Jordan Pratt

General Announcements / Anuncios Generales

Summer Assignments

Uplift has created grade-level specific summer assignment packet(s) for your scholars' upcoming 2021-22 school year. Please complete all packets listed under your grade level. All packets, including reading assignments, should be completed by the first day of school, August 9th, 2021.

Call our main offices to see if printed copies and summer books are still available for pick up!


Uplift ha creado paquetes de tareas para el verano específicos por nivel de grado para el próximo año escolar 2021-22. Los estudiantes deben completar todos los paquetes para su nivel de grado. Todos los paquetes, incluyendo las asignaciones de lectura, deben ser completadas antes del primer día de clases, el 9 de agosto del 2021.

¡Llame a nuestras oficinas principales para ver si hay copias impresas y libros de verano todavía disponibles para recoger!

Summer Jam

Join us for a FREE Uplift community event! Get ready for live music and loads of family fun! All are invited to enjoy music, food, free health checks, complimentary school supplies, vendors, food, COVID vaccines, immunizations, and fun interactive family activities, and much more. Invite your family, friends, and neighbors interested in attending an Uplift school to join you and see what all the fuss is about!

Click here for more details and to RSVP!

Lunch Application

The application for the Free or Reduced Meal Program will be available July 2021. Please apply at www.schoolcafe.com.


La aplicación para el Programa de Comidas Gratuitas o Precio Reducido estará disponible en julio del 2021. Por favor, aplique en www.schoolcafe.com.

Uplift Education Parent Info App

Download our App to check your scholar’s grades, add money to their lunch account, access our calendar, and receive all notifications sent from the school in one place! See more information here: https://www.uplifteducation.org/Page/15224


Descargue nuestra aplicación para poder verificar las calificaciones de su estudiante, agregar dinero a la cuenta del almuerzo, acceder a nuestro calendario y recibir las notificaciones de la escuela en un solo lugar! Vea más información aquí: https://www.uplifteducation.org/Page/15224

What is Volunteers in Partnership (ViP)?

The Uplift Atlas ViP leads and supports school-wide events throughout the school year. Every Uplift Atlas parent is a member of ViP! Attend the first ViP meeting of your scholar’s campus to hear about upcoming events and how you can be involved this year!


El grupo ViP de Uplift Atlas dirige y apoya los eventos de toda la escuela a lo largo del año escolar. ¡Cada padre de Uplift Atlas es miembro del grupo ViP! ¡Asista a la primera reunión de ViP en la escuela de su estudiante para conocer los próximos eventos y cómo puede participar este año!

Do you want to volunteer on campus?

All parents/guardians must complete a background check at the beginning of each school year before volunteering on campus. Log in or create an account at uplift.voly.org to complete all required applications, orientations, and trainings.


Todos los padres deben completar una verificación de antecedentes al comienzo de cada año escolar antes de ser voluntarios en la escuela. Inicie sesión o cree una cuenta en uplift.voly.org para completar todas las solicitudes, orientaciones y capacitaciones requeridas.

Contact Us!

Primary School

1474 Annex Avenue

Dallas, TX 75204

(214) 821-7325

Summer Office Hours:

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Middle & High School

4600 Bryan Street

Dallas, Texas 75204

(214) 276-0879

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm