Message From Our Executive Director

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Dear Scholars and Families,

Welcome to The RISE Schools! This website has been developed as a resource for you and your child to ensure that you understand everything that is in place at The RISE Schools to help us provide consistency, safety, and an excellent education for your child.

Although our family has grown in size, and is composed of new faces, each of you are surrounded by some of the best faculty, staff, mentors, coaches, and fellow scholars who share your goals and are all working hard together to help you accomplish them. As you may have already discovered, each year as you get closer to college it gets increasingly more challenging. The most important thing you will do from now until then is to strive to excel academically and prove yourself as a well-rounded scholar. Hard work and taking ownership of your academic achievement is by far the single greatest predictor of success in college and life. There is no substitute for this hard work and your commitment to achieving academic and personal excellence!

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: 1) critical thinkers, 2) life-long learners, and 3) agents of social change. Many of our staff grew up and/or still reside in communities like ours. Therefore we possess the life experiences and practical skills to help guide you through the many real-world challenges that you will face on a daily basis. We look forward to building such close relationships with each and every one of you!

Please know that we appreciate and hold sacredly the trust you have placed in us to be the stewards of your academic and personal education and achievement, and we are up to the task!

“It should be your care, therefore, and mine, to elevate the minds of our children and exalt their courage; to accelerate and animate their industry and activity, to excite in them the habitual contempt of meanness, abhorrence of injustice and inhumanity, and an ambition to excel in every capacity, faculty, and virtue. If we suffer their minds to grovel and creep in infancy, they will grovel all their lives.”- John Adams

 Davion R. Lewis Executive Director

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