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RISE is an acronym for Rise up - I am – Strong – Enough. The mission of the RISE Program is to instill in students a positive attitude toward school that exemplifies DIGNITY, HONOR and RESPECT for self and others.
The RISE Program is a research-based, true alternative to traditional education programs. SAISD purchased the RISE Program Model in 2008. The purpose of alternative education is to increase the number of students that perform at grade level. However, the unfortunate reality is that the longer students are enrolled in most alternative programs their academic progress slows down, compared to their peers. The RISE Program is designed to both reverse this academic trend and meet the behavioral / social needs of these students. The RISE Program is a behavioral laboratory where students are provided the opportunity to practice discreet behavioral skills that have a direct correlation to success in the classroom and their daily lives.
The motto of the RISE Program is “Be the Shepherd”. The reason for this is that the shepherd must serve as a role model, mentor and leader for others, even when it is difficult. Retention is greatest when the student can serve as a teacher and leader. We want to develop our students into leaders.
The Rise Program is built on the foundation of:
Students who have experienced limited success in school discuss and consider college much later in their lives than successful students. By focusing on college themes, the RISE Program is designed to encourage life-long learning and expanded career opportunities. Self-esteem and social skills are taught in an environment of healthy competition, with an emphasis on athletics. Students compete in a variety of daily academic, behavioral, and athletic activities. They learn that their performance impacts the larger group, and therefore, discover that they must work together as a team to be successful.
Transfer or Withdrawal from a DAEP
If a student transfers into SAISD from
another school district in which the student was placed in a DAEP,
SAISD shall continue the DAEP under the terms of the order provided by
the sending school district. Students who transfer out of SAISD to
another public or private institution, including students who withdraw
from SAISD for the purpose of home schooling, and students who do not
attend the DAEP for the duration of the placement for any reason (other
than reasons which constitute an "excused absence" under SAISD policy),
shall be required, upon return to SAISD, to complete the number of days
missed in the DAEP before being allowed to return to the regular campus.
Placement of Students with Disabilities
The placement of a student with a
disability may only be made following a manifestation determination
review ARD/Section 504 meeting which determines that the misconduct was
not related to the student's disability. The review must be conducted no
later than ten (10) school days following the incident. A student with a
disability who receives special education services may not be placed in
DAEPs solely for educational purposes if the student has not also
committed one of the offenses warranting placement in the DAEP. [Texas
Education Code Section 37.004]
Emergency Placement in an DAEP
The principal or the principal's
designee may order the immediate placement of a student in the DAEP if
the principal or the principal's designee reasonably believes the
student's behavior is so unruly, disruptive, or abusive that it
seriously interferes with a teacher's ability to communicate effectively
with the students in a class, with the ability of the student's
classmates to learn, or with the operation of school or a
Duration of Placement in a DAEP
The duration of a student's placement
in the DAEP shall be determined by the District hearing officer. The
length of placement shall be expressed in a specific number of days that
the student must successfully complete in the DAEP prior to returning
to the home campus. That decision shall be final, unless the duration of
the placement is to extend beyond the end of the next grading period.
If the student's placement is to extend beyond the end of the next
grading period, the student or the student's parent or guardian is
entitled to participate in a proceeding before the Board of Trustees or
the Board's designee. Any decision of the Board or the Board's designee
is final and may not be appealed.
Ramiro P. Estrada Achievement Center | 1112 S. Zarzamora St. | San Antonio, TX 78207 | Phone: (210) 438-6820 | Fax: (210) 228-3088
It is the policy of San Antonio ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation or disability in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and SAISD's board policies DIA, FFH, and FFI.
Es norma del distrito de San Antonio no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, religión, origen nacional, sexo, identidad de género, expresión de género, orientación sexual o discapacidad, en sus programas, servicios o actividades vocacionales, tal como lo requieren el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación, de 1972, la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda, y las pólizas DIA, FFH, y FFI de la mesa directiva de SAISD.
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