The ability to create the life you want is something we believe in. In 2013, Mile High Youth Corps wanted to offer a diploma program to their Corps members and the many other youth who apply for the YouthBuild program but had to be wait listed—thus the idea of RiseUp was born. We assembled the best teachers, counselors, staff, and leadership from around the country and built a school that works for young people. Each staff member brings an area of expertise that, together, creates a well-rounded and meaningful education for each student.
We’ve worked hard to ensure each student is given the opportunity to learn, practice, and excel with skills they need to be an active participant in their community. Our curriculum is designed to examine self and community, our wrap-around services help students navigate barriers to school, and community building helps us understand each other as individuals rather than judge each other based on biases.
We are excited to open our doors this fall and help students create the lives they want.
To engage young people who have previously dropped out of school or are at risk of dropping out. In a supportive learning environment, each student is held to high expectations, cultivates a sense of social justice, and is inspired to obtain a high school diploma and prepare for college and careers after graduation.
All young people, regardless of their circumstances, have access to an education that will prepare them to counter social inequities and realize their full potential.
Every graduate shows mastery in three areas:
Students drive their own learning. Every student is given a case manager and advisor to work with throughout their career at RiseUp Community School. Case managers and advisors help students set and meet goals and meet the demands of a rigorous curriculum.
Students have the opportunity to participate in paid internships in construction through our partnership with Mile High Youth Corps , where they learn valuable job skills, get a paycheck, and earn an AmeriCorps award to use towards post-secondary education.
Each class at RiseUp Community School is six weeks long. Students earn credits at an accelerated rate without taking shortcuts on course quality. Each class provides an engaging in-depth look into a topic that is meaningful to students.
Yes- RiseUp Community School is a free, public charter high school authorized by Denver Public Schools. Our school is open to any high school student in the Denver metro area.
We are looking for students ages 16-20 that have dropped out, or are in danger of dropping out of high school. Our school model is specifically set up to support these students.
While students can earn credits at an accelerated rate, we are not a typical credit recovery school. Every class gives students a deeper glimpse into their communities and arms them with the tools needed to become leaders.
We are located at 1801 Federal Blvd, and are housed in the same building as Mile High Youth Corps.
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