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R.I.S.E Academy

The BRC and The Lake Academy have merged to become the Reaching Individual Student's Exceptionalities (R.I.S.E.) Academy.

The ESC of the Western Reserve is collaborating with Applewood Centers, Inc. Applewood has a long history of supporting students and families throughout the region and has long lasting partnership with many Northeastern Ohio school districts. We believe this collaboration is best suited for the student's we serve

As part of the new program, Applewood will conduct individual and group sessions to meet the social emotional needs of your student. The Master Schedule will accommodate required course classes for graduation and therapeutic interventions from a licensed therapist. There will also be additional case management services from an Applewood Case Manager. The Applewood services will not interfere with outside services you may or may not have for your child and family. If you would like to learn more about Applewood, please view this . linkWe are excited to have Applewood Centers join our team to support our students.

Reaching Individual Student's Exceptionalities (R.I.S.E.) Academy 


Recent and historic research in the disciplines of education, administration, teaching, high school and Response to Intervention (RTI) denote that students succeed in environments that combine nurture in an academic setting. Therefore, R.I.S.E. Academy uses a "Whole Child” approach to education. The staff of R.I.S.E Academy are committed to providing therapeutic and educational strategies that help students obtain the skills needed to transition them into life upon graduation. R.I.S.E Academy is a program within the ESCWR. The program partners with Applewood Centers to create an academic environment for students who present as needing a therapeutic environment incorporated into their academic school day. 



The mission of R.I.S.E. Academy is to teach behavioral and academic competencies that will help students embrace education and sustain meaningful relationships. In doing so, students of R.I.S.E. Academy will obtain skills needed for the 21century


It is the vision that R.I.S.E Academy will become a premiere program of the ESCWR. Students will obtain educational experience aligned with the state standards and therapeutic strategies assisting them in maintaining appropriate relationships and preparing them for career readiness.


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Contact Information

Calhoun, Jerlisa
Principal, Hale Road
R.I.S.E. Academy
56 Hale Road
Painesville, OH, 44077 


R.I.S.E. Academy is located in the Riverside Local School District.