The RISE Network is a community built by educators for educators.
RISE partners with educators across Connecticut who are deeply committed to improving educational outcomes for low-income and underrepresented high school students. RISE brings together teachers, counselors, and administrators working in different communities to help ensure that every high school student graduates college and career ready.
As a network, we collaborate across schools and districts to advance shared goals and scale results.
RISE partners are committed to working together across districts to proactively identify ways to strengthen school systems and practices, leading to better student outcomes. Through results-driven collaboration with and across RISE high schools, we form authentic learning partnerships to review data, share promising practices, pilot new ideas and programs, and solve challenges.
We connect educators to resources, information, and learning opportunities to promote innovation.
Educators demonstrate incredible capacity and drive to support their students in achieving their goals. RISE ensures educators have the tools, resources, and professional learning they need to provide their students with opportunities to excel.
RISE's shared strategies support students to graduate high school on time and ready for college and career success.
All students deserve an engaging, enriching, and meaningful high school experience. The RISE by 5 network-wide strategies connect students with personalized support during the critical moments and key transitions that shape students' high school experiences.
RISE By 5Strategies
Pursuing the RISE by 5 Focus Areas
RISE high schools work across five focus areas to promote high school and postsecondary success. The RISE by 5 focus areas support innovation and improvement at the network, school, educator team, individual educator, and student levels. Importantly, each RISE high school pursues the RISE by 5 framework in unique ways to reflect local context and priorities, and variation across schools supports continued learning as a network community.
On-Track and Postsecondary Culture: School communities share a singular focus on results. Educators, students, and families work together to keep freshman success, on-track achievement, and college and career readiness at the forefront.
Targeted Transition Supports: Students benefit from targeted transition supports in Grade 9 and in preparation for postsecondary pathways. These supports invest in critical moments, key staff, and focused student subgroups.
Data-Driven Educator Collaboration: Teams engage in students-centered team meetings, leveraging data tools, protocols, and educator expertise to take a holistic approach to meet individual needs of all students.
Equitable Educator Practice: Educators receive coaching, resources, and support to invest in educators as professionals, pursuing evidence-based ideas to create more rigorous, engaging, and inclusive classroom and school environments.
Cross-School Learning: Network partners come together across schools to learn, grow, and improve. Teachers, counselors, and administrators share successes, challenges, and ideas to advance our shared goals and collective impact.