Currently, our student programs are all offered through a multidisciplinary component under the name of RISE (Resources Invested in School Enrichment). RISE is a partnership with 7 elementary and 3 high schools, a five-year grant program from the Illinois State Board of Education and U.S. Department of Education. Through a variety of after school programming RISE Academy’s objective is to support students, parents, and community members in their academic and personal growth. Creating an involved, informed, and empowered school community is our ultimate goal.
Breakdance classes promote individual and team learning. Students are given the opportunity to learn about the various components that make up an often-misunderstood area of this time-tested area of performance art.
Through traditional Mexican folkloric dance, students learn dances and songs from all regions of Mexico. History, culture, language, are areas that are fully incorporated as part of these classes.
Students learn about history, culture, and community through the creation of mosaics, portraits, murals, paintings, sketching, and folk art. A social justice component is often incorporated so that students learn more about the issues surrounding our communities.
Our stem component is a variety of hands on DIY science experiments, Coding, and Lego Community Architecture. Students not only gain new knowledge through these activities but are then able to implement them in to original projects and creations.