LOWER SCHOOL

R.I.S.E. Academy

Lower School | Grades 1-5

R.I.S.E. Academy aims to focus on the holistic development of the child covering the psychological, emotional, spiritual, physical, intellectual and social well-being. This is accomplished by educating the child in the formation of faith, family and community.

It is our vision to guide and nurture students to become role models who will exhibit high levels of God-consciousness, professional excellence and civic leadership by serving society at large.

Sr Reyhaneh Khani

Sr Reyhaneh Khani

FIRST GRADE

Sr Kanwal Shah

Sr Kanwal Shah

SECOND GRADE

Sr Mehrnaz Mohebbi

Sr Mehrnaz Mohebbi

THIRD GRADE

Sr Hadia Salak

Fourth GRADE

Sr Zahra Jalilvand

Fifth GRADE

Mariam Humkar

Sr Mariam Humkar

PE

Sr Mona Al Saglab

Quran & Arts Teacher

CURRICULUM

 

Language Arts

K to 8th-grade uses Wit & Wisdom. With Wit & Wisdom, each grade focuses on topics essential for building background knowledge, vocabulary, and writing skills. Whether students are learning about the seasons, the American Revolution, or space exploration they are exposed to works of literature, informational text, and art of the highest quality. Essential topics strategically reoccur, empowering students to deepen understanding of core knowledge. Every text a student touches is authentic and of the highest quality. Students use these texts at every turn — to learn, and eventually master, essential reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar, and vocabulary. Instead of basals, students read books they love, to build knowledge of important topics and master literacy skills.

Mathematics

K to 8th-grade uses The Dimensions Math method. The Dimensions Math method is focused on mastery, which is achieved through the intentional sequencing of concepts. Some of the key features of the approach include the CPA (Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract) progression, number bonds, bar modeling, and mental math. Instead of pushing through rote memorization, students learn to think mathematically and rely on the depth of knowledge gained in previous lessons.

6th to 8th-grade uses Discovery Education’s Math Techbook. Math Techbook’s standards-aligned content is specifically developed for diverse student learners and curated by experts. By adding real-world context to everyday math concepts, this digital textbook transforms traditional math problems into relatable and relevant problems worth solving. It combines conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and application to help all students develop a long-lasting mastery of mathematics.

 

Science

K to 8th-grade uses FOSS: Full Option Science System. This is a system of Active Learning for Life, Earth, and Physical Science FOSS Third Edition is an inquiry-based hands-on program that engages students in the study of the concepts and practices of science. The FOSS developers are from the Lawrence Hall of Science.6th to 8th-grade uses Discovery Education’s Math Techbook. Math Techbook’s standards-aligned content is specifically developed for diverse student learners and curated by experts. By adding real-world context to everyday math concepts, this digital textbook transforms traditional math problems into relatable and relevant problems worth solving. It combines conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and application to help all students develop a long-lasting mastery of mathematics.

Social Studies

K to 8th-grade uses TCI Alive! Curriculum.

The Elementary Social Studies Alive! programs teach students about the world around them and how our cultures were created through interesting and engaging activities and lessons.

The middle school History Alive! programs transform social studies classes into a multi-faceted learning experience introducing the students to the Ancient World, the Medieval World and Beyond, The United States Through Industrialism and The United States Through Modern Times.