Rising Scholars

  • The Rising Scholar Program exists to identify, support and nurture the academic potential and continuous growth of underrepresented students. The program encourages and mentors young students to be successful with a variety of challenging academic opportunities that require higher level thinking skills.  Students are empowered to develop academic identity through the coordination of school, staff, resources, parent involvement, and community efforts.

    Students will be identified for the Rising Scholar Program through tests as well as observations, input from the classroom teacher, guidance, administration, and other special services teachers. Students placed in the Rising Scholars Program participate in activities that cultivate creative, critical, and strategic thinking skills in small groups with the Gifted Resource Teacher.
    All elementary schools participate in the Rising Scholar Program.