Enrollment

    The RISE Schools
    Admissions and Enrollment

    Thank you for interesting in joining the RISE Schools family. The RISE Schools is a free public charter network consisting of RISE Grammar School, serving grades Kindergarten through 5th grade, and RISE Prep School, serving grades 6, 7, and 8.

    Open enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year will begin at 12:00 am on January 1, 2021. Please visit theriseschools.org, and click on the ENROLLMENT tab, January 1, 2021, to complete an application. Open enrollment will close at midnight on January 31, 2021. If at the end of open enrollment, we receive more applications than available seats, then we will hold a lottery. The lottery will take place on February 19, 2021, at 9:00 am. The lottery will be conducted virtually, so attendance is not required. The results of the lottery will be communicated on the same day via email. Families who receive an email with an offer for a seat will have three (3) business days to accept the seat and complete the enrollment process. Families are encouraged to check their spam and junk folders in addition to their inbox on February 19, 2021.

    **When filling out the Enrollment Application, use GoogleChrome on a laptop or desktop computer for the smoothest submission process. The application can NOT be completed on a cell phone.**

    There are 88 seats in each grade level at RISE Grammar and 96 seats in each grade level at RISE Prep. For those entering RISE Grammar in Kindergarten, RISE Prep in the 6th grade, we will fill 88 seats and 96 seats respectively every year. For RISE Grammar grades 1st - 5th and RISE Prep grades 7th and 8th, the number of available seats will be determined upon calculation of our completed recommitment numbers for our currently enrolled scholars. If we receive more applications than the number of seats available, a lottery will be held in accordance with the process described above. For new applicants, the rank order for admission is established through the lottery system. When the numbers of available seats for grades 1st - 5th and grade 7th and 8th are available, those numbers will be posted.

     Siblings of already enrolled scholars are given priority seating; however, you must complete an application for the incoming sibling(s) when the application portal opens on January 1, 2020. Please make sure that you check the box that confirms that the applicant is a sibling and enter the currently attending sibling’s information.

    After the lottery has concluded, it will be very important for you to keep the appointment date and time that you are given to ensure your scholar is fully enrolled. The enrollment process does not take much time. However, for families that are offered a seat, you will have three (3) business days to accept your seat, complete your enrollment and confirm your attendance. If you do not accept your seat, complete your enrollment and confirm your attendance within 3 days, your offer will be forfeited and offered to the next person in line on the waitlist.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    Families are eligible to enroll at RISE Grammar and RISE Prep if:

    • You currently reside in the Fulton County School District (2 proofs of residency required).
    •  Your child is five years of age by September 1 to attend kindergarten, or age six by September 1to attend first grade (per GA state law).


    The RISE Schools are open to all students who are eligible to attend Fulton County Public Schools during the specified open enrollment period without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, religion, disability, or English proficiency.

    Our school is currently serving scholars in grades Kindergarten - 8th grade for the 2021-2022 school year. 

    Scholars applying for Kindergarten must be 5 years of age on or before September 1st and first graders must be 6 on or before September 1st of the school year they are entering those grade levels. Details for enrollment are below. 

    You must be a resident of the Fulton County Public School system to apply. To check your eligibility click here.

    Required Documentation for Registration:

    Please prepare your documentation now to ensure you are ready should you receive an offer. The following documentation is required to enroll:

    •  Completed Enrollment Form & Records Request Form Online
    •  Birth Certificate (MUST be submitted in person no copies)
    •  Parent Driver’s License (MUST be submitted in person)
    •  Scholar’s Social Security Card (MUST be presented in person)
    •  GA Immunization Form 3231 (No out of State Forms Accepted)
    •  GA 3300 Ear, Eye, Dental & Nutrition Form (No out of State Forms Accepted)
    •  Proof of residency: Lease/Mortgage or Deed, Current Month Utility (Gas, Water or Electric only (MUST be presented in person)


    If your address on your ID does not match your current month Electric, Water or Gas bill, you will need your ID, one of the approved utility bills from list 1 and one item from list 2 as shown below.

    1st from the approved utility list as shown here: (No cable or telephone bills)

    • Current Month Electric
    • Current Month Water
    • Current Month Gas bill


    2nd from the approved list below:

    •  Lease, Deed, Home Mortgage Bill, Section 8/HUD Document
    • Home Sales Contract
    • Current Month Bank Statement with matching address
    • Current Paycheck with matching address
    • Current HOA bill with matching address
     

    Frequently Asked Questions
    Here are some of the commonly asked questions that we get at regarding admissions and enrollment.

     When is the open enrollment period for The RISE Schools?
    January 1st through January 31st each year, for admission for the following August.

     Is there a lottery?
    Yes. The lottery is held in February if the number of applications received exceeds the number of available seats, which is usually the case.

    Who is included in the lottery?
    Applicants that apply during open enrollment in January. Anyone that applies after that is added to the waitlist by date and time of application.

     If my child is not admitted, do I need to reapply each year?
    Yes. Waitlists do not carry over from year to year so you would need to re-apply in January.

     How much is the tuition here?
    The RISE Schools are public schools, so there is NO tuition!

      Do the students have to wear uniforms?
    Yes. At the RISE Schools, we recognize that there is a strong, positive correlation between appropriate attire, good work habits, and good character. When dress and appearance are characterized by cleanliness, neatness, modesty, and safety, children generally have a more positive attitude toward themselves and those around them. The RISE Schools believe that the dress code and/or uniform policy support a more productive learning environment.

     As a Parent, am I required to volunteer?
    How can I get involved? Families are encouraged to be fully invested in their scholars’ learning environment through volunteering. As such, we ask that each family volunteer a minimum of 10 hours per school year.

     Does the RISE school calendar follow the Fulton County Schools Calendar?
    Not exactly. For the most part the RISE calendar does align with Fulton County; however, there are some exceptions. To view our calendar, please visit the calendar page on our website.

     What transportation options does RISE have; do you offer bus service?
    Yes. RISE has five (5) buses that are shared between both schools. Each bus has its own route with convenient pick- up and drop-off locations. Families will be responsible for getting their scholar to and collecting their scholars from the pick-up and drop-off locations. Spaces are limited and the number of available seats on each bus will be determined upon calculation of our completed recommitment numbers for our currently enrolled scholars using the service. For families interested in riding the bus they must submit an application. Seats on the bus on the buses will be filled based on the order that the application is received.

     When does the day start and end for students?
    The school day begins at 7:45 each day. For RISE Grammar, the school day ends at 3:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and 1:00 pm on Wednesday. For RISE Prep, the school day ends at 4:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and 2:00 pm on Wednesday.

     Do you offer a meal program? 
    Yes, we offer a hot breakfast and lunch every day. Families are strongly encouraged to complete the Free and Reduced Meals Application to determine if they will have to pay full cost, partial cost, or no cost in the meal program.

     How many students attend RISE?
    What is your average class size? RISE Grammar will typically enroll no more than 528 scholars in grades K-5 and RISE Prep will typically enroll no more than 288 scholars in grades 6-8. The average class size at RISE Grammar is 22 students, and the average class size at RISE Prep is 24 students, both of which are well below the average class size in the traditional public district school.

     Does RISE have a TAG program?
    Yes. Both RISE Grammar and RISE Prep have a Talented and Gifted program.

     Does RISE have enrichment, sports, and after-care programs?
    Yes. Both RISE Grammar and RISE Prep have a variety of enrichment and sports programs. In addition, RISE has partnered with the Andrew Young YMCA to provide after-school care for our scholars. Families interested in after-school care, will need to enroll directly with the YMCA at their own expense. The YMCA will pick-up enrolled scholars at the end of the school day and provide after-school care at the YMCA located on Campbellton Road.


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