Enrollment at RISE

Thank you for your interest in joining the RISE Schools family. The RISE Schools is a free public charter network consisting of RISE Grammar School, serving grades Kindergarten through 5th grade, and RISE Prep School, serving grades 6, 7, and 8.

Open enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year will begin at 12:00 am on January 1, 2023. Please click below to complete an application. If at the end of open enrollment, we receive more applications than available seats, then we will hold a lottery.

Seats Available

At RISE Grammar, there are 88 seats available per grade level, while RISE Prep offers 96 seats per grade level. Kindergarten at RISE Grammar and 6th grade at RISE Prep have specifically designated 88 and 96 seats respectively for incoming students.

For grades 1-5 at RISE Grammar and 7th and 8th grades at RISE Prep, the number of available seats will be determined based on the recommitment numbers of our currently enrolled scholars. If the number of applications exceeds the available seats, a lottery will be conducted following the outlined process. Through the lottery system, new applicants are assigned a rank order for admission. We will provide updates on the available seat numbers for grades 1st – 5th and grades 7th and 8th as soon as they are finalized.

Secure Priority Seating for Siblings

At RISE Charter Schools, we value the importance of family connections. Siblings of already enrolled scholars receive priority seating, ensuring they can learn and grow together. To secure a seat for your incoming sibling(s), simply complete the application when the portal opens on January 1, 2023. Don’t forget to indicate that the applicant is a sibling and provide the necessary information about the currently attending sibling.

Once the lottery process concludes, we’ll provide you with an appointment date and time for enrollment. It’s crucial to keep this appointment to ensure your scholar’s full enrollment. Rest assured, the enrollment process is efficient and won’t consume much of your time. If your family is offered a seat, you’ll have three (3) business days to accept, complete the enrollment, and confirm your attendance. Failure to do so within the specified timeframe will result in forfeiture of the offer, which will then be extended to the next person on the waitlist.

Secure your scholar’s place now and embrace the benefits of shared learning experiences within our welcoming educational community.

Frequently Asked

Families are eligible to enroll at RISE Grammar and RISE Prep if:

  • You currently reside in the Fulton County School District (2 proofs of residency required).
  •  Your child is five years of age by September 1 to attend kindergarten, or age six by September 1to attend first grade (per GA state law).

The RISE Schools are open to all students who are eligible to attend Fulton County Public Schools during the specified open enrollment period without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, religion, disability, or English proficiency.

Our school is currently serving scholars in grades Kindergarten – 8th grade for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Scholars applying for Kindergarten must be 5 years of age on or before September 1st and first graders must be 6 on or before September 1st of the school year they are entering those grade levels. Details for enrollment are below. 

You must be a resident of the Fulton County Public School system to apply.

January 1st through January 31st each year, for admission for the following August.

What is your average class size? RISE Grammar will typically enroll no more than 528 scholars in grades K-5 and RISE Prep will typically enroll no more than 288 scholars in grades 6-8. The average class size at RISE Grammar is 22 students, and the average class size at RISE Prep is 24 students, both of which are well below the average class size in the traditional public district school.

Yes. Both RISE Grammar and RISE Prep have a Talented and Gifted program.

Yes. Both RISE Grammar and RISE Prep have a variety of enrichment and sports programs. In addition, RISE has partnered with the Andrew Young YMCA to provide after-school care for our scholars. Families interested in after-school care, will need to enroll directly with the YMCA at their own expense. The YMCA will pick-up enrolled scholars at the end of the school day and provide after-school care at the YMCA located on Campbellton Road.

Not exactly. For the most part the RISE calendar does align with Fulton County; however, there are some exceptions. To view our calendar, please visit the calendar page on our website.

The school day begins at 7:45 each day. For RISE Grammar, the school day ends at 3:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and 1:00 pm on Wednesday. For RISE Prep, the school day ends at 4:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and 2:00 pm on Wednesday.

Yes, we offer a hot breakfast and lunch every day. Families are strongly encouraged to complete the Free and Reduced Meals Application to determine if they will have to pay full cost, partial cost, or no cost in the meal program.

Please prepare your documentation now to ensure you are ready should you receive an offer. The following documentation is required to enroll:

  •  Completed Enrollment Form & Records Request Form Online
  •  Birth Certificate (MUST be submitted in person no copies)
  •  Parent Driver’s License (MUST be submitted in person)
  •  Scholar’s Social Security Card (MUST be presented in person)
  •  GA Immunization Form 3231 (No out of State Forms Accepted)
  •  GA 3300 Ear, Eye, Dental & Nutrition Form (No out of State Forms Accepted)
  •  Proof of residency: Lease/Mortgage or Deed, Current Month Utility (Gas, Water or Electric only (MUST be presented in person)

If your address on your ID does not match your current month Electric, Water or Gas bill, you will need your ID, one of the approved utility bills from list 1 and one item from list 2 as shown below.

1st from the approved utility list as shown here: (No cable or telephone bills)

  • Current Month Electric
  • Current Month Water
  • Current Month Gas bill

2nd from the approved list below:

  •  Lease, Deed, Home Mortgage Bill, Section 8/HUD Document
  • Home Sales Contract
  • Current Month Bank Statement with matching address
  • Current Paycheck with matching address
  • Current HOA bill with matching address

Yes. The lottery is held in February if the number of applications received exceeds the number of available seats, which is usually the case.

Applicants that apply during open enrollment in January. Anyone that applies after that is added to the waitlist by date and time of application.

Yes. Waitlists do not carry over from year to year so you would need to re-apply in January.

The RISE Schools are public schools, so there is NO tuition!

Yes. At the RISE Schools, we recognize that there is a strong, positive correlation between appropriate attire, good work habits, and good character. When dress and appearance are characterized by cleanliness, neatness, modesty, and safety, children generally have a more positive attitude toward themselves and those around them. The RISE Schools believe that the dress code and/or uniform policy support a more productive learning environment.

How can I get involved? Families are encouraged to be fully invested in their scholars’ learning environment through volunteering. As such, we ask that each family volunteer a minimum of 10 hours per school year.

Yes. RISE has five (5) buses that are shared between both schools. Each bus has its own route with convenient pick- up and drop-off locations. Families will be responsible for getting their scholar to and collecting their scholars from the pick-up and drop-off locations. Spaces are limited and the number of available seats on each bus will be determined upon calculation of our completed recommitment numbers for our currently enrolled scholars using the service. For families interested in riding the bus they must submit an application. Seats on the bus on the buses will be filled based on the order that the application is received.

Ready To RISE?

Contact us to learn more about RISE Charter Schools