(713) 641-0116
5830 Van Fleet, Houston, TX 77033

South by Southeast Community Development Inc.

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About Us

Marvin C. Delaney  - High School

Know that at University Park Academy in Houston, Texas, we are passionate about helping people graduate high school. The program has spread through venues including Houston Independent School Districts' Alcott Elementary, Attucks Middle School, Jones Vanguard, and finally, to its current home, South Park Baptist Church.

Our History

The history of our school began when Marvin C. Delaney sold his Ford F150 pickup truck for $2,400 in 1978, and purchased four RadioShack® TRS80 computers. Once he had the four computers and other supplies, he started teaching basic computer programming to the community.

The program began to grow. Houston Community College recruited Marvin as an introduction to computer technology instructor. During the years from 1982 to 2002, he taught classes at night while he still worked at the Shell™ Oil Company.

Christopher Millet - High School

Under Irene Pocorello at the Milby campus, he instructed computer operations on an IBM 4341 Mainframe Distributed Processing system. He discovered that the campus and Shell Oil Company used the same equipment. Thus, today, the Milby campus is designated as a Petrochemical Technology Campus.

We understand the importance of computer skills. Marvin, Mrs. Jackson, and Coach Elmer Lucas incorporated computer essentials into the curriculum to ensure students would be prepared for college and life beyond school.

SAT Teacher

Boost your SAT scores with assistance from dedicated instructor Christopher Millet. Relocating from Atlanta, Georgia, to Houston, Texas, this committed teacher taught on holidays in order to prepare students for the SAT. Our staff is thankful for his allegiance to the success of our students.

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Upcoming Events

Experience our devoted mission by visiting one of our events. Forthcoming occasions include:

SAP Training

Student Interview Drive


Students learn how to use and understand
SAP programming language. There will also be
a review of the corporate use of the software application.

Date: July 27, 2016
Location: University Park Offices at
Southpark Baptist Church
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Not only do we help students graduate,
we also help them get jobs after graduation.
At this drive, students learn how to
interview for any position.

Date: August 3, 2016
Location: University Park Academy Boardroom
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m.

This day, we celebrate! Congratulate our
hardworking students on their big
accomplishment by attending graduation.

Date: August 9, 2016
Location: Southpark Baptist Church
Time: 11:00 to 2:00 p.m.


Superintendent Delaney Passion
For Keeping Up with Technology
Superintendent Delaney Passion For Keeping Up with Technology

Superintendent Rebuilding Community
Superintendent Rebuilding Community

Stems Training Through NSRC UPA
tems Training Through NSRC UPA

What Is On Our Plate? Broken Skills
Take A Look At These High School Students

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Why We Exist

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Without the University Park Academy
Private School Impact...The Statistics
would be Worse. Take a look.


Houston Area Urban League Fund UPA Diplomas
Houston Area Urban League

It Is Never Too Late To Graduate