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RISE Program


R- Reaching

I- Individual 

S- Success and

E- Excellence

Our RISE program goal is for each student to RISE, utilizing their unique and individual strengths, building their confidence and skills to become successful now and in the future.

Who Can We Serve?

Our RISE Program is for Students with Diagnosed Learning Differences including:

  • Dyslexia/Reading Disorder
  • Dysgraphia
  • Dyscalculia
  • Language/Math Processing Disorder
  • Auditory Processing Disorder
  • Visual/Spatial Processing Deficit

What Type of Services Are Provided?

Our RISE program offers smaller class sizes and specific accommodations and modifications built into each class. These accommodations include:

  • Preferential Seating
  • Extended time on assignments and all testing (standardized and classroom)
  • Copy of teacher notes
  • Modified assignments and tests
  • Tests read aloud to students / Oral testing (if needed)
  • Use of manipulatives / math tools
  • Multi-sensory teaching strategies

Additionally, the SFA Student Support Team will complete progress monitoring and benchmark testing (MAPS) for each RISE student and will  hold both first and second semester parent meetings to discuss individual goals, successes and plan for future learning.

Student Requirements for Enrollment in the RISE program

All interested students must complete the SFA enrollment process which includes:

  • entrance testing 
  • a shadow-day visit and 
  • the submission of complete transcripts. 

Additionally, students admitted into the program must have a current Educational Psychological Evaluation (repeated every three years) and an IQ 90 or above. 

Click the link below to donate to our RISE Scholarship Program.

Dear SFA family and friends,


Did you know that your donation can change a life?  Help St. Francis of Assisi School establish a scholarship to make our RISE program accessible to all students, regardless of their financial circumstances. Every contribution makes a difference. Our RISE program empowers each student to utilize their unique strengths, building confidence and skills that lead to success both now and in the future. Together, we can make a difference.