District of Columbia Public Schools gave permission for RISE-DC to conduct a class for aspiring rising juniors this summer that will enable these scholars to take pre-calculus as juniors and AP calculus or statistics as seniors. As a result, approximately eight students will be able to advance to such a stage, a routine privilege for those in Northwest DC and the suburbs but a rare achievement for those who reside East of the river.
“When I first came to Chavez, math was one of my top struggles. I wasn’t quite sure if I’d ever make it to the next grade level when it came to math. However, RISE-DC tutors helped me to understand math on a broader level, and I will be graduating in June and attending my dream college.”—Brianne, a Chavez student who graduated in 2011