Uplift Education has a clear plan for our future based on our 20 years of experience in public education. Our two-pronged approach includes investing in our network to ensure excellence, and investing in growth to be able to serve more scholars.
Our big goal is not just 100% college acceptance (which we have achieved for the past eight years) but for at least 70% of our graduates to earn a college degree within six years of high school graduation. That process starts in primary school and continues throughout the K-12 continuum Our model involves not only academic preparation, but also innovation, collaboration and inclusion. The results speak for themselves.
Adding 7,000 seats for scholars in North Texas communities is no small task, but we are up for the challenge. Over the next 5 years we plan to build out existing schools, develop feeder schools, explore new public ISD partnerships and start seven new schools in the city of Fort Worth.
In two short decades we have grown from a single school with two grades to a network of nearly 16,000 scholars. Over the next five years, we plan to replicate our model of excellence in education and grow our network to serve over 23,000 scholars.