in an innovative approach that creates an educational experience that values both academic achievement and character development. We leverage the power of technology to personalize an academic plan that is unique to each student.

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A+UP is the best-kept secret in Houston. We are an unconventional, tuition-free school where kids who need something different than a big, traditional middle school find their academic home. All kinds of middle schoolers find their place in our small and safe school, situated in Houston’s Midtown...

Asia, Graduate of A+UP

"I spent a lot of time focusing on everything except for school, but A+UP coaches helped me realize that I needed to change and set goals for my future. With their support, I grew multiple years in math and reading and got much higher scores on STAAR than before. I have a solid foundation for high school now. A+UP helped me grow and grow up!"

Wogbe, A+UP Parent

"I've heard and thought a lot about the need for educational reform. It's great to be a part of a school that's developing such an innovative approach that will equip these kids to be successful in the 21st-century workforce."

Vysen, 7th Grade Scholar

"I like how the coaches are actually helpful. They explain the school assignments when you don't understand, and I have lots of ways to get the help I need. I can get coaching sessions with a coach, work with a tutor or in a small group. I was pretty quiet when I started, but now I am friends with all kinds of kids that are interested in different things."

Haelee, 7th Grade Scholar

"I have ADHD, so it can be hard for me to pay attention. A+UP changed all of that. The small classes, small group lessons, one-on-one tutoring and a great relationship with my coaches helped me so much. By the end of the year, I iook a Lexia test and was reading on a tenth-grade level. I jumped a thousand points on the STAAR test! If I hadn't started going to A+UP, I would not be on track to go to college."


Dr. Anne McClellan
Board President

Alejandro Morúa
Board Trustee

Tom Elsenbrook
Board Treasurer

Dr. Mary Lee Webeck
Board Trustee

A+UP does not exclude from participation in, deny the benefits of, or subject to discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or relationship or association with an individual with a disability in providing educational services, activities, and programs, including vocational and career technology programs, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, as amended; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, as amended; the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

 Adopted June 2016