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The Rising School (TRS) is a 4th-12th grade tuition-free charter school located in Tucson, Arizona.

Benefits of The Rising School — A World-Class Education

We provide the tools your child needs to succeed

  • Experienced, caring teachers with advanced degrees;
  • Engaging and proven curriculum;
  • Founded by Dr. George Rising, former Head of School of the #1 ranked academic school in America by Newsweek magazine;
  • Two hours a day of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education;
  • Two hours a day of English and Humanities, with a focus 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 to meet student interest;
  • Homework that is the appropriate amount and level of difficulty and that doesn’t require parents to act as teachers;
  • After-school 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 friendly 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:
    • Positive Interactions;
    • Communication;
    • Professionalism and Respect;
    • Reflection and 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.

Mission Statement: The Rising School is a high-quality college preparatory school that opens doors to 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. We all stand upon shared, firm ground of equality, both in and out of the classroom.

Classes are engaging and relevant and taught by teachers who are experts in our advanced curriculum and instruction. Our standards and rigorous assessments reach well beyond most contemporary schools.

Students exceed the highest of standards — evidenced by their quality projects and elevated scores on state and national assessments. Our curriculum and culture produce mature alumni fully-prepared to change the world.

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