RISE MicroSchools

Seattle MicroSchool

2022 – 2023 RISE MicroSchools

Salāmun ʿalaykum,

May Allah bless you and your family.

RISE MicroSchools are an opportunity for our RISE Institute families to gather on a regular basis to provide the students with religious, social, and academic enrichment. The RISE MicroSchools will be using programs created by the RISE team and in line with the mission and vision of the school.  MicroSchools are established in communities of our RISE Institute families who are interested in providing this program for their children. 

 

A learning coach will be identified as the RISE MicroSchool Coordinator, and will be in communication with the Academic Coordinator. The MicroSchool coordinator will be responsible for facilitating and organizing the programs and maintaining the finances of the local hub.

 

A RISE MicroSchool benefits the whole community! RISE students can spend time together while sharing their love of learning and the Ahlul Bayt. RISE MicroSchools located in centers will encourage students participating in local programming while enjoying time with their friends. A RISE MicroSchools are building blocks for community schools.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

What is a RISE MicroSchool?

A RISE Microschool is a group of RISE Institute families who meet together on a regular basis to provide enriching activities, programs, clubs, and academic support for their students.

 

What activities will you see at RISE MicroSchool?

Students can gather together to take part in prayer, participate in online classes, have a designated lunch/snack time, complete their asynchronous work and projects, physical education, hands-on activities, and more!

Who leads the RISE MicroSchool programs & events?

The MicroSchool is led by the designated Learning Coach or community member who volunteers to be the MicroSchool Coordinator. The Coordinator works with the Learning Coaches to plan events, social gatherings, enriching activities, learning trips, and more.

Who structures the RISE MicroSchool Planning?

The RISE MicroSchool can utilize the recommended structure for programs and events or create their own. Hubs can also facilitate students attending their RISE Institute classes.

Example A: Central or East Coast Hub

Meet 9:00 – 4:00 PM EST

Sample Schedule:

9:00 – 9:05 – Welcome & Settle
9:05 – 9:30 – RISER Meeting**
9:30 – 10:00 – Hands-on Learning Activity
10:00 – 10:15 – Brain Break/Snack
10:15 – 11:00 – Team Building or Physical Activity
11:00 – 11:30 – RISE Daily Assembly
11:30 – 4:00 – RISE Classes, Asynchronous Activities, & Lunch

 

Example B: Pacfic or Mountain 

Meet: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM PST

Sample Schedule:

8:00 – 1:00 – RISE Assembly, Classes, Asynchronous Activities, & Lunch
1:05 – 1:20 – RISER Meeting
1:25 – 1:40 – Wudu & Prayer
1:45 – 2:15 – Hands-on Learning Activity
2:15 – 2:30 – Brain Break/Snack
2:30 – 3:00 – Team Building or Physical Activity
3:00 – Wrap-up & Clean Up

**RISER Meeting is a time where students are guided by classroom leaders or adults in a conversation focusing on Social, Emotional, and Religious Well-Being

Other programs can include projects, experiments, field trips, and lessons that will be established with the RISE Institute MicroSchool coordinator.

 

Who can join a RISE MicroSchool?

All students who are enrolled in RISE Institute can qualify to participate in the RISE MicroSchools.

Who pays for RISE MicroSchool expenses?

The designated MicroSchool Coordinator will be in charge of finances for the MicroSchool. Any materials, supplies, or fees will be paid by the participating families.

Can MicroSchools run their own fundraising efforts to benefit the local MicroSchool?

Absolutely! All expenses will be tracked by the MicroSchool Coordinator and reported to the RISE Education System. 

 

How often do MicroSchools meet?

The MicroSchool Coordinator will work with the local families to determine what the best schedule is for the RISE Families. RISE recommends that the hubs meet at least on a weekly basis or schedule what is best for the community.

 

Where do the MicroSchools meet?

The MicroSchool Coordinator will work with a RISE team member to find a public space or an Islamic Center for the group meetings.

 

What is required for facilities to be a MicroSchool?

Strong internet, safe and secure space for students to learn and play

 

 

 

Can a RISE MicroSchool Become a school?

Yes! The ultimate goal of a MicroSchool is to lead to an establishment of a strong community school. Work collaboratively with RISE Education System members to establish a branch or your town independent school, inshaAllah.

 

 

 

 

RISE MicroSchool Options

Daily Drop-Offs where families who live nearby can get together and have students learn online. 

Weekly RISE Meets where students learn, play, and grow together:

  • Spiritual Development Classes – Quran & Islamic Studies
  • Activities – Art & P.E.
  • Field Trips
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Student-Led programs & presentation

Monthly RISE Socials where families and meet for events and programs

Annual RISE Trips where all RISERs, students and families, gather alongside with RISE staff for a trip!