Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Uplift High School STEAMs Into The Future

With Uplift High School's transition into an Early College STEAM school,* the campus (900 West Wilson) is undergoing significant upgrades to accommodate the new curriculum. Uplift's principal, Dr. Tyrese Graham, tweeted:

"Uptown’s High School is being reimagined! I can’t wait to unveil the beautiful transformation that is in store. Enroll today at @uplift_high to be a part of a learning community that is being designed for the 21st Century!"

We reached out to Dr. Graham to find out more, and he replied:

"We are:

  • renovating our student fitness center and teachers' lounge
  • transitioning our library to a design center
  • creating robotics and music production studios
  • creating a new fine arts suite (2D and 3D)
  • renovating all three of our science labs
  • renovating our Health classroom, and 
  • creating a new outdoor student cafe."

Here's to a revitalized Uplift, building on the past and looking to the future.

* An Early College STEAM school focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics, and students can earn significant college credits -- and even an Associates degree -- while still in high school. Uplift is one of only two Early College STEAM high schools in the CPS system.

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