About RISE

Welcome back to an exciting year with Robertson County Schools’ gifted programming, RISE. RISE is Research, Investigate, Strategize, and Evaluate. Pk-12 students who have been identified as Intellectually Gifted have met the rigorous requirements and criteria for the State of Tennessee in achievement, creativity, and cognition.

RISE has an energetic and talented group of gifted teachers who provide accelerated curriculum focus with rigor, depth, complexity, and individual interest. Students are involved in “pull-out” classes several times a week to allow for differentiated lessons meeting individual needs and interests as they work with like ability peers. Gifted Teachers also provide “push-in” classes where they collaborate with regular education teachers in a myriad of settings and academic focus. These combined opportunities allow students to be engaged, challenged, and involved in novel experiences that will nurture abilities and maximize potential.

In addition to our quality RISE instruction for our PK-12, Robertson County Schools offer a variety of 7-12 grade classes to meet every child’s need for academic curiosity and autonomy, increased rigor, and a faster paced instruction. These offerings including Honors, Advanced Placement, Dual-Enrollment, and trade/technical training. As we focus on equipping our students to be future citizens of a global world, we have many clubs, organizations, and competitive opportunities we hope your child will find interesting and inviting. Some of the opportunities include Model United Nations, Youth in Government, STEM Expo, Invention Convention, Chess Tournaments, Scholar’s Bowl, County-wide RISE endeavors, and field study opportunities.

It is our hope that your child will find his/her participation in the RISE program full of rich experiences that will inspire a love of learning—both inside and outside the classroom, and throughout life. Our desire is that each and every student will have opportunities to grow in knowledge, leadership, and service so that he/she will maximize his/her potential for a full and productive life.

If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your child's gifted teacher or me. Thank you for sharing your child with us through RISE.

Kindest Regards,
Paula Kiggins and team
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