Although RISE-DC has worked in local high schools for years, its agreements have never been formally approved by the District of Columbia Public Schools central offices as now required. This fall, RISE-DC submitted to the DCPS vetting process and now has a credential with DCPS so that it may contract with any school in the system. RISE-DC is currently negotiating with officials at Frank W. Ballou High School to provide services during the spring semester.
“When I first came to Chavez, math was one of my top struggles. I wasn’t quite sure if I’d ever make it to the next grade level when it came to math. However, RISE-DC tutors helped me to understand math on a broader level, and I will be graduating in June and attending my dream college.”—Brianne, a Chavez student who graduated in 2011