RISE removed from the TSI list after one year!

The Georgia Department of Education released the 2023-2024 lists of schools identified for additional support, as required by federal law, along with the list of 86 schools that made the improvements needed in one year to exit the identified status. As a result, “THE RISE Schools” made notable gains to exit the TSI list in one year! Read more below!

Plan a Visit to RISE!​

RISE hosts in-person tours for prospective families during our tour season, November to May.

Our tours offer you the opportunity to see our campus and learn more about the programs offered at our school. Check out the available dates below, and click the button to register for a tour.

About RISE

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News & Updates

RISE donates over $700 in food to Atlanta Community Food Bank

Dear RISE Preparatory Charter School,

Thank you very much for your commitment to service the community with your food and monetary donation this week.
RISE Preparatory filled three barrels with canned goods and will donate over $700.00 to the Atlanta Community Food Bank.  I will provide the final count to the school after the Thanksgiving holiday.
Thanks again for your support and service to the community.

News and Announcements

Dr. Camelle Simmons joins Board of Directors

Dr. Camelle Simmons is a dedicated educational advocate and catalyst for change, bringing more than 17 years of experience to the forefront of fostering inclusive environments where everyone can flourish. With a profound understanding of supporting culturally and linguistically diverse populations, Dr. Simmons has held various roles at both local and district levels, consistently demonstrating her ability to provide educational leadership and technical guidance that leads to positive outcomes.

RISE and Clark Atlanta University Partnership with a Purpose!

We are proud to announce our educational partnership with Clark Atlanta University.  Our overarching goal is to develop teachers as leaders while establishing a pathway for intern and externships! Please watch Dr. French, President from Clark Atlanta visit at RISE.

The Rise Schools Gains an International Partnership in Belize

Congratulations to RISE!  RISE has launched an International music and performance arts program for students to study abroad in Belize.  

Read more >

Rise Preparatory Charter School Names Sheila Barlow as Principal of Grammar Division (Grades K-5)

Rise Preparatory Charter Schools (The Rise Schools) is delighted to announce the appointment of Sheila Barlow as the new Principal of the Rise Schools Grammar Division, overseeing grades kindergarten through 5. 

Read more about Principal Barlow >

Rise Preparatory Charter School Names Shanda Beadles as Principal of Prep Division (Grades 6-8)

Rise Preparatory Charter Schools (The Rise Schools) is delighted to announce the appointment of Shanda Beadles as the Principal of the Rise Schools Prep Division, overseeing grades 6-8.

Read more about Principal Beadles >

Dr. Celeta Watson Voted New Superintendent / Executive Director at RISE Schools

Rise Charter Schools is pleased to announce the unanimous decision of the Rise Charter School Board to appoint Dr. Celeta Watson as the new Superintendent / Executive Director. With a resounding vote of confidence, the board recognizes Dr. Watson’s exceptional qualifications and leadership abilities, making her the ideal candidate for this pivotal role. 

Read more about Dr. Watson >

Commission agrees to keep Fulton charter schools alive

A state commission has given a pair of former Fulton County charter schools a new lifeline. The State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia voted Wednesday to give The RISE (Reaching Innovative Solutions in Education) Schools a state charter.

Read more about the decision >

Upcoming Events

Special Bulletin

The RISE schools will have to cancel school today. There is no power and no access into the building due to a power outage on Hogan Road. We will be monitoring the power outage closely today. 



Extended Enrollment!

Submit an Application for the 2023-24 School Year Now!

We believe that education should go beyond textbooks and exams, equipping students with the skills, knowledge, and mindset necessary to thrive in an ever-evolving global landscape.​

Get ready for Red Ribbon week!

The Red Ribbon Campaign Kickoff in October raises awareness about the dangers of drugs and alcohol in a way that engages youth.

The theme for this year is Be Kind To Your Mind. Live Drug Free. “Reaching people early in life is key, The impact that substance abuse has on families and communities is devastating. But the good news is that the longer we can keep a young person drug-free, the brighter their future” says the Office of Behavioral Health Prevention and Federal Grants personnel.

Update on Student Transcripts

Starting from the year 2023, The RISE schools will no longer be responsible for handling transcripts for years prior to 2023.
Instead, the responsibility for managing and providing transcripts for those years will be taken over by the Fulton County School District. If you need to request records or transcripts for years before August 2023, you should reach out to Fulton County Schools for assistance. They will be able to guide you through the process and provide you with the necessary information and documentation.

Join the Board of Directors

Are you interested in joining the RISE Schools Board of Directors? Submit your application Today!

Seeking candidates who have legal, education, and/or fundraising backgrounds.

Review the RISE Schools Board of Directors Job description HERE

Fostering Growth: Relevant Education for Young Minds

We, at The RISE Schools, offer supportive and inspirational environments for young enquiring minds to learn and grow with us. Our passion for learning means we achieve more than outstanding results. We strive to build confident and creative thinkers and aim at delivering an education that is truly relevant to their future.

Six Pillars of the RISE Education​

At the RISE Schools, we believe in nurturing scholars who possess the remarkable ability to balance competition and compassion, becoming catalysts for social change in their lives and communities. Our holistic educational model, centered around six pillars, empowers our scholars to flourish in all aspects of their development.


Restorative Culture

We foster an environment of understanding and growth, where discipline is approached with restoration, emphasizing empathy and personal responsibility.


We expose our scholars to the power of entrepreneurial thinking, instilling in them the skills and mindset that have a profound impact on their future success.

Ethics of Care

Our scholars are taught the value of empathy, compassion, and ethical decision-making, creating a strong foundation for their character development.

STEM Experiential Learning

We believe in hands-on experiences that go beyond the classroom, allowing our scholars to apply their knowledge and skills to real-world situations, fostering a deeper understanding and retention of concepts.

Cultural Expansion

Recognizing the importance of cultural diversity, we embrace teaching practices that honor and celebrate the unique backgrounds and perspectives of our scholars.

Social Emotional Wellness

We prioritize the well-being of our scholars, nurturing their emotional intelligence, resilience, and overall mental health, ensuring they thrive academically and personally.

Our Next Generation of Leaders

At RISE our staff, scholars, and families develop strong personal relationships with the goal of creating a tight-knit school community that produces scholars who are:

Agents Of Social Change

We inspire scholars to become agents of social change. Through service-learning and community engagement, we foster compassionate leaders who work towards creating a more equitable and inclusive society.

Life-Long Learners​

We nurture a love for learning that lasts a lifetime. Our engaging approach encourages curiosity, exploration, and a thirst for knowledge. We strive to develop scholars who embrace new experiences and seek personal growth.

Critical Thinkers

We empower scholars to think critically, analyze, and question the world around them. We believe in equipping our students with the skills to face challenges and make informed decisions, shaping a better future.

The RISE Commitment

We believe that education should go beyond textbooks and exams, equipping students with the skills, knowledge, and mindset necessary to thrive in an ever-evolving global landscape.

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