“The RISE-DC program is probably the most key piece of support we have to supplement our curriculum and instruction. I consistently refer some of my most challenging and behind-grade-level students to RISE-DC. I have seen consistent improvement in the students’ grades, study skills and happiness at school as a result of tutoring.”
— Megan Casimir, past director of special education, Cesar Chavez Public Charter School
RISE's experienced tutors and mentors work with students in these programs:
"Keep Up” Tutoring
With experienced tutors, RISE helps students achieve their maximum level of proficiency in their schoolwork. Over 95% of RISE’s students graduate from high school, and many achieve college success and progress to a path to a livable wage.
RISE monitors students' progress and moves them back into the “Keep Up” program when necessary.
RISE works with high school students reading at the third grade level or lower to lift their reading ability up to functional literacy. Many of RISE’s WordSTARS eventually apply to and complete college.
RISE provides enrichment for students interested in math. Students participate in intra- and inter-scholastic contests, such as the Moody's Math Challenge. RISE’s summer enrichment course enables MATHletes to accelerate their math studies in order to take calculus as seniors. Many MATHletes participate in RISE's College Prep Plus program.
College Prep Plus
RISE provides SAT/ACT prep, overnight visits to colleges, and dedicated mentoring through the college and scholarship application process. RISE staff follows up with college students through their sophomore year.
RISE stays in touch with over 100 alumni each year to assist with career counseling and job placement.