About

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 resource 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 as Da Vinci Flex, 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 (aka Da Vinci Flex) program serving about 30 students located in Hawthorne, CA. RISE High intends to open its first resource center outside of the Wiseburn attendance boundaries in August 2017.


RISE High Pillars


  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Advisory Communities
  • Hybrid Learning Experience
  • Competency-Based
  • Project-Based
  • Culturally-Relevant Curriculum & Instruction
  • Enrichment Opportunities
  • Jobs, Internships, & Career-Readiness

Our Students: Who Attends RISE?

  • Youth in need of a learning experience within a flexible schedule.
  • Youth who are extremely credit deficient and need to move at their own pace to recover credits and graduate.
  • Foster and homeless youth who need a personalized, flexible educational program that is responsive to their needs and connects them to wraparound services.
  • Students who are facing medical challenges and need a program that provides flexibility in attendance.
  • Athletes and other students who have a wide variety of extenuating circumstances that require flexibility of schedule
  • Students who prefer to move at their own pace or hope to accelerate their course of study.
  • Students who are interested in incorporating work experiences into their high school diploma journey.
  • Students who have struggled in more traditional school settings (i.e. larger class sizes, heavy course load, traditional school schedule & calendar. etc.)
  • Students who desire more 1:1 and small-group learning opportunities.
  • Students who desire choice and are passionate around driving their own educational experience through the personalization of their project topics, schedules and real-world experiences.
  • Students who are motivated by a family-like social structure and would benefit from small advisory communities, 1:1 check-in’s with staff and meaningful weekly community building activities.

Our Team

Kari Croft

Kari Croft

Principal

    Erin Whalen

    Erin Whalen

    Assistant Principal

      Spencer Lee

      Spencer Lee

      STEM Teacher

        Ali Landeros

        Ali Landeros

        Social Studies Teacher

          Jada-Amina Harvey

          Jada-Amina Harvey

          Administrative Assistant

            Our Partners

            Coming Soon.





            Enroll

            In addition to the program located in Hawthorne, RISE will open an additional educational program in partnership with A Place Called Home in August 2017. For more information, please fill out the Interest Form below or submit an application through our SchoolMint enrollment system.


            Contact / Engage

            Address:
            201 N Douglas St El Segundo, CA 90245
            Email & Phone
            E-mail: dvrise@davincischools.org Phone: 310-725-5800