WHAT IS RISE?
RISE stands for RESPONSIBILITY INITIATIVE SUCCESS EMPOWERMENT. It is a federally funded after-school program within the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (NML 21st CCLC). RISE is designed to increase academic performance, improve student engagement and behavior, and offer families of participating students literacy-based opportunities. We strongly encourage families to participate in their child’s learning and offer parent events throughout the school year.
WHO IS ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE?
Any student in grades 6, 7, and 8 is eligible. Space is limited so a selection process will be used, including teacher recommendation, behavior and academic record, and test scores. A Waiting List is kept when the program reaches the maximum number Students may be dropped from the program for non-compliance.
WHEN IS RISE OFFERED?
RISE begins on Thursday, August 17, 2023. The program operates every Monday through Thursday for 132 days during the school year. There is no RISE on Fridays. The hours are from the time of school dismissal (@ 2:30 p.m.) until 5:30 p.m.
WHAT IS THE STUDENT’S DAILY SCHEDULE LIKE?
Students will be provided a nutritious SNACK. A GAMES/RECREATION time is provided to allow exercise and social development. Academic Enrichment is provided mainly in READING/ELA and MATH but assistance is also given with HOMEWORK HELP, SMALL GROUP TUTORING, and TEST PREPARATION in other subjects. Students are provided with additional enrichment opportunities in areas of interest. Examples of these include DRAMA, MUSIC, ART, COOKING and STEM. The lessons taught during these enrichment activities include academic connections.
IS TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE?
Yes! Transportation is by WCSD busses (some restrictions apply), or students may be picked up by authorized caregivers.
Additional information can be found on Walton County School District’s main webpage.