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The Rising School (TRS) is a 4th-12th grade no-tuition charter school located in Tucson, Arizona.

A World-Class Education

Benefits of The Rising School

 We provide the tools your child needs to succeed.

  • Experienced, caring teachers with advanced degrees
  • Engaging proven curriculum
  • Founded by Dr. George Rising, former Head of School of the #1 ranked academic school in America
  • Two hours a day of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
  • Two hours a day of English and Humanities, focusing on quality reading and writing
  • Extra help and tutoring before and after school, especially in math and English
  • Fine Arts and Physical Education for every student
  • Elective courses designed around student interest
  • Homework that is the appropriate amount and level of difficulty and that doesn’t require parents to act as teachers
  • Afterschool Sports: basketball, soccer, flag football, hiking, cross country, etc..
  • Electives and Extracurriculars: Spanish, music, drama, art, chess, etc.

Positive School Culture

 Personal access to teachers and school leadership

  • A safe environment that discourages bullying
  • A fair discipline and justice system
  • A positive school culture
  • A local, community-oriented school with less bureaucracy than big districts
  • Personal access to teachers and school leadership who are eager to help
  • No anonymous students in a freindly community with caring adults
  • Your child will make friends in a small, friendly community
  • Small school size (100 students) and small class sizes (25 students or less)
  • An 8:30 am start time (building opens at 7:30 am)
  • Parent Portal that provides grades, civic score, and homework assignments
  • Our Core Values: 1) Positive Interactions 2) Communication 3) Professionalism/Respect 4) Reflection/Celebration

Social and Personal Development

 A Personal Learning Plan

  • A Personal Learning Plan, which allows the staff to know each student’s personality, motivation, and goals
  • Advisory group where students receive help in developing personal character, interests and goals
  • A “Civic Score” that provides feedback on student effort, behavior, character development, social skills and community involvement
  • A focus on learning good study habits, time management, and organizing skills
  • College counseling
  • Older students have internships with businesses, nonprofits, and the University of Arizona

21st Century Skills

 Skills for your future

  • State-of-the-art computers and technology
  • Word, Excel, Power Point, and other software
  • Project based learning
  • A focus on critical-thinking skills
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Mission Statement:  The Rising School is a high-quality college-prep school that prepares Tucson-area students for success in school, college, and 21st century careers.

At the Rising School:

Students, parents, and teachers are treated with respect and enjoy being a part of a safe, caring community.

Classes are engaging and relevant; teachers are experts in curriculum and instruction; and standards and assessments are rigorous.

Students create quality projects; surpass state and national standards on assessments; and mature into alumni who are successful scholars and professionals engaged with their community and the world.