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R.I.S.E. (Reaching Independence through Supported Education)

The RISE Program is a transition service offered by Northwest Independent School District and is located at the Steele Accelerated High School campus in Roanoke. It is an instructional arrangement for students with disabilities ages 18-21 who have completed the academic graduation requirements and are working within the continuum of transition services in order to complete implementation of their Individual Education Plan (IEP).

Individualized supports for a successful transition to adult life are provided in the areas of employment, independent living, and recreational activities. Each young adult's daily schedule is based upon his or her post-secondary goals, IEP goals, and objectives developed with the collaboration of the student, parents, teachers, and adult agencies.

Mission Statement: The goal of the RISE Program is to provide seamless transition to life after high school by offering multiple opportunities to learn and use the skills necessary to function as independently as possible. Based on individual interest, strengths, and choices, each student will participate in employment, independent living, community and recreational activities.

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