Da Vinci RISE High seeks to create a highly responsive, holistic, and integrated model that meets students who are disconnected from school where they are, geographically, academically, socially and emotionally, and will open up clear pathways to college and career.
Da Vinci RISE High will show what is possible when a network of youth-development agencies, educators, municipalities and social-support centers break through silos to create a truly student-centered ecosystem.
School sites will be embedded within multiple social-service-provider locations in high need areas across Los Angeles to create a citywide campus allowing RISE students to master a real-world, project-based college- and career-ready curriculum in the ways, and at the places, that work best for them. These partnerships will give RISE students access to counseling, case management, tutoring, job readiness training, career pathways, internships, extracurricular opportunities, leadership development, and more.
If a student isn’t near a brick-and-mortar campus, RISE’s mobile center will drive to the students—so nothing can stop these students from becoming college-, career- and life-ready.
RISE High, incubated at Da Vinci Schools, was 1 of only 10 schools in the nation to win a prestigious ‘Super School’ grant to reimagine high school in connection with XQ: The Super School Project, funded by Laurene Powell Jobs. A non-classroom based independent study charter school, Da Vinci RISE High is the newest school in the Da Vinci Schools family. There is a small Da Vinci RISE High program serving about 40 students located in Hawthorne, CA, and a second site co-located with A Place Called Home in South Los Angeles..
Da Vinci RISE High is authorized by the Los Angeles County Board of Education. The phone number for the Los Angeles County Office of Education, Charter School Office is (562) 922-8806.