High-quality academics in a safe, nurturing environment.

Located in the heart of Southeast Raleigh, RISE is a K-8 charter school that is committed to empowering its scholars to thrive academically, strengthen their community, and discover their voices. We teach rigorous content, educate with compassion, foster leadership, and encourage exploration.


If you are looking for a tuition-free school that sets high expectations for all, we invite you to apply.

Take a tour!

We’d love you to learn more and talk with us in person.  We’re offering tours on the following Wednesdays:

If you’re interested in joining a tour, please complete this Google Form so we know to expect you.


Rigorous curricula, coupled with teacher expertise, provide a high-quality academic experience for scholars.  Grade-level teachers work together closely with each other and with instructional experts called Instructional Coaches to ensure all scholars are being held to the same high expectations.


Core subjects are only one part of your scholar’s development.  Classes such as dance, art, music, band, PE, Spanish, and digital literacy expand your scholar’s skills as well.  In addition to these enrichment classes, RISE also offers various after-school clubs and interscholastic sports.


We want you to be a part of our School Family!  We’d love you to volunteer, access your scholar’s grades via the Parent Portal, communicate with teachers through TalkingPoints, engage with us on Facebook and Instagram, join a tour, and more!  RISE believes partnerships with families are critical.


In addition to academics, we know smooth logistics are important to a school and your family.  Learn more about bus routes, our free breakfast and lunch program, uniform expectations, before and after-school care, and more.


Apply by March 17.

Applications submitted after March 17, 2024, will be placed on the waitlist. The lottery will occur on March 20. Scholars will either be offered a seat or will be placed on the waitlist. Waitlist applications will be offered spots as seats become available.


Current scholars do not need to apply.  Simply complete the Intent to Return survey when it is sent out.


Siblings of current scholars DO need to submit a lottery application, though they will receive preference through the process.