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Research, Inquiry Skills & Experimentation (RISE)

Pursue a higher-level, year-long, in-depth study of a science topic of your choice. Learn the skills necessary to conduct independent research and report your findingsYou will choose a topic of your own interest and collaborate with other high school students involved in independent research. Find out how to conduct authentic research while connecting with a research expert in your field of inquiry as an e-mentor.

This course will give you the opportunity to participate in the community of scientific research and scholarship. You will have the opportunity to present your research findings at various regional, state, and national venuesThe unique methods and personalized instruction RISE offers guided 31 total students to win state and national awards in the program’s first two years.

I feel like this experience in RISE truly raised my academic level up a notch and helped me earn a strong passion for science….I am glad to have the opportunity to enjoy such an exciting class like RISE.” – RISE program alumnus

Course Specifics

  • RISE is an online, non-credit bearing course
  • Access to a computer with internet is necessary
  • Duration: two semesters
  • Successful students will be self-motivated and independent learners.
  • Course includes significant writing component

The outcomes of this program are linked to: Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), College Readiness Standards, and Common Core State Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects.

Audience:  Students grades 7-8 and 9-12
Dates:       Classes start August 26, 2018 and run through June 2019
Tuition:      $890

Registration for the 2018-19 RISE Course has closed. Registration will open for the 2019-2020 course in April, 2019. 

*Applying for a scholarship does not guarantee an award or registration into the summer program. To qualify and apply for a scholarship, the student is required to submit proof of eligibility: proof of participation in a free or reduced lunch program, OR proof of parent’s income. WATCH YOUR EMAIL and CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER! Award recipients will be notified via email and must reply to scholarship offer within time period indicated in email. NOTE: You may choose to either pay for program registration OR apply for a scholarship and await award notification.  Scholarship applications will not be accepted along with a paid registration.

RISE ABOVE!

RISE Above is for students who have taken one or more years of RISE and wish to continue with a research topic in an advanced manner or who wish to pursue a new topic.

Audience:  Students grades 9-12 who have previously completed the RISE Course
Dates:        Classes start August 26, 2018 and run through June 2019
Tuition:      $890

Registration for the 2018-19 RISE Above Course has closed. Registration will open for the 2019-2020 course in April, 2019.

*Applying for a scholarship does not guarantee an award or registration into the summer program. To qualify and apply for a scholarship, the student is required to submit proof of eligibility: proof of participation in a free or reduced lunch program, OR proof of parent’s income. WATCH YOUR EMAIL and CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER! Award recipients will be notified via email and must reply to scholarship offer within time period indicated in email. NOTE: You may choose to either pay for program registration OR apply for a scholarship and await award notification.  Scholarship applications will not be accepted along with a paid registration.

Program Details

RISE Successes