Our Partners

Core Network

Our core network of 9 high schools and 8 districts reaches over 13,000 students and serves as our most comprehensive and high-touch partnership model. These schools also serve as our innovation lab and demonstration sites.

Scale Partnerships

During the 2023-24 school year, RISE partnered with 40+ additional high schools through various consulting partnerships. Through our scale partnerships, we work to expand our model and results in new communities.

In all, we are partnering with 50 unique schools across 28 unique districts in four states.

RISE Network Founding Partners

  • Brien McMahon High School, Norwalk Public Schools
  • East Hartford High School, East Hartford Public Schools
  • Hartford Public High School, Hartford Public Schools
  • Francis T. Maloney High School, Meriden Public Schools
  • Manchester High School, Manchester Public Schools
  • Middletown High School, Middletown Public Schools
  • Naugatuck High School, Naugatuck Public Schools
  • Orville H. Platt High School, Meriden Public Schools
  • Westhill High School, Stamford Public Schools

As our cross-school collaborations continue to yield meaningful learning, we endeavor to share learnings and resources with new partner schools and districts, in Connecticut and beyond, through our scale work. We have expanded upon existing partnerships in districts such as Hartford and Norwalk; partnered with the State of Connecticut on the Connecticut FAFSA Challenge; hosted an annual Symposium focused on 9th-grade success for partners within and beyond our network, and recently launched a Freshman Focus Network to promote ongoing learning. Learn more about coaching and professional learning offered by the RISE Network.