"We empower our students to be social justice focused community members who are compassionate and responsible."

Elisha Roberts, Principal

Grades Served: 9-11

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Elisha Roberts, Principal

School Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:45 AM - 3:45 PM
Tuesday: 7:45 AM - 1:40 PM


Elisha Roberts, Principal

Welcome to STRIVE Prep - RISE

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Hello Juniors!  On the second day of school you will be going on a field trip that the RISE design team recommended we put together. Part of the day will be indoor rock climbing. In order to go into the gym, every scholar must fill out this waiver:

Please do so ASAP, and no later than Friday August 17th.

*Please spread the word among your social media to ensure all of our 11th grade gets this message. Thank you and welcome back! You are halfway done with high school!

Summer Assignment
• First day of school assignment for ALL grade levels. Due on Monday, August 20.

Dress Code
 2018-19 School Year Dress Code

• STRIVE Prep - RISE 9th Grade Summer School Calendar
• STRIVE Prep - RISE 2018-19 Calendar

AP Classes Summer Reading
AP US History

• AP US History Summer Reading Assignment

AP World History

• Summer Reading Assignment

AP Literature and Composition
• Summer Homework

Keep up to date with what's happening at STRIVE Prep - RISE with the calendar below and on our Facebook page:

From the Principal:
Our end of year messaging has been one of unity and ending this year stronger than we started it! Founding a school last year was difficult work, doubling in size of population and quadrupling our physical space made this year even more challenging. As we end this year, we are have our eyes set on making year 3 our best one yet! For being so small, we have accomplished so much - and we have much more in store for years to come. Thank you for coming with us on this journey, and for trusting us with your scholar’s academic and social emotional growth. This is a group effort, and we are so grateful to our parents who helped celebrate our teachers last week for teacher appreciation (headed by parent Jammie Darrell).

Gentle Reminders:

  • May 24th – Families notified if their scholar is eligible/needs to attend summer school June 5th – 20th* (must have 50% or higher in a course) or repeat the course next year (if scholar has 49% or below in any class) *9th grade only Summer school is $50 and not refundable.* OR Work completion June 5th – 8th (must have 60% or higher to be eligible). *Please note Biology will go until June 21st.
  • 10th graders need to attend DPS summer school and will need to see Ms. Brown, Director of College Access ASAP to register. *10th graders are eligible for work completion.
  • Please ensure your scholars read EVERYDAY over the summer for at least 30 minutes. “Summer slope” is real! Scholars who do not read over the summer lose months of hard work they have put in over the school year. There are libraries that have plenty of books to keep scholars entertained. Scholars also have access to their kahn academy/ college board PSAT online practice arenas.
  • This summer is a great opportunity to get involved in community service opportunities. Please check out Naviance for many opportunities. No scholar should just sit at home this summer!

Elisha Roberts

Academic Achievement

  • Highly-qualified teachers
  • Access to a personal computer
  • Regular assessments to individualize student learning needs
  • Extra class time in Literature, Composition and Mathematics
  • Support for English language learners
  • Programs for students with special education needs
  • Advanced Placement & honors courses for upper grades
  • After-school homework support
  • Evening phone access to teacher

School Based Programs

  • Annual College Visits
  • College planning and application support
  • Summer college stays for Juniors
  • Physical Education
  • Drama, Speech and Debate
  • Foreign Language
  • Student Leadership
  • Basketball, Football, Soccer, Volleyball (competitive sports are partnered with KIPP)

Community Programs

Every child can earn college degrees and come home to lead and transform their own communities, having experienced support from community partners. Together, our community will determine the partners best suited to meet our students’ needs.