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Rise Academy


The dedication, persistence, and grit that our community demonstrated in their fight to open Rocketship Rise Academy continues to define our school’s culture today. Our teachers, students, and parents are relentless in their pursuit of excellence. At Rise Academy, all students have the opportunity to unleash their amazing potential. Together, we rise!

Tier 1 School

The highest performance ranking for DC public charter schools

Key Information

Grades: PreK3 - 4th
Enrollment: 618
Address: 2335 Raynolds Place SE Washington DC, 20020
Principal: Joshua Pacos
Tel: 202-750-7177

Rise Academy
2335 Raynolds Place SE Washington DC, 20020

Rocketship Rise Academy is a brilliant school. The name alone represents a whole new horizon of academics in Ward 8. As a founding parent from this community, I have seen this school's growth and impact. Rocketship has not only impacted my child's life, but mine as well. I am involved as a parent here, and it has taken my mind to a whole new level that I didn't receive growing up. Rocketship is family to our children when they're not at home, providing structure and guidance, and preparing our youth for the future. Giving your child an successful education is worth more than a million dollars. You are rich if your child is enrolled at Rocketship!

— Alisha Tiggett, Founding Parent

Family Resources

  • Everything you need to know about school policies, procedures, operations, parent involvement, and more.
    Handbook for Families >
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Our School’s Core Values

  • Responsibility
  • Respect
  • Empathy
  • Persistence
  • Grit