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Students in Hamilton County have a new opportunity in the 2019-2020 school year.  The RISE Academy at Calvin Donaldson is a new school-within-a-school featuring an advanced and extended curriculum.  Teachers will use an innovative approach to student success.  Use the navigation bar at the top or scroll down to find out more.
About RISE Academy
  • 6 Classrooms - one in each grade level Kindergarten through 5th
  • Forest Kindergarten
  • Advanced & Extended Curriculum 
  • Hands-on science in our wetland, outdoor classroom, and science lab
  • Partnership with the Creative Discovery Museum 
  • Extended learning opportunities
Criteria for admission
  • Student must read on or above grade level 
  • Excel in academics, behavior, and attendance 
  • 2 positive educator references for grades 2-5 (forms supplied after application) 
  • Parents must volunteer 18 hours per academic year at CDESA
Contact us if you have any more questions:

927 W  37 St.
Chattanooga, TN 37410


Phone: (423)-825-7337

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