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Advocacy in Action Showcase

Click here to see our RISE scholars presenting their advocacy work to the community. Who RISE? WE RISE!

RISE Seniors Get Professional Coaching on their Business Plans

RISE Fall Recognition Assembly

RISE Mantra: Every day you will RISE to your potential; every day you will RISE to meet higher expectations.

Mission: Responsible Indigenous Social Entrepreneurship will empower and qualify students to be transformational agents in the local and global economic world.

Vision: The Responsible Indigenous Social Entrepreneurship (RISE) School will study how business activities affect human welfare and the natural world. Our goal is to foster character, habits and academic skills that will empower them to successfully navigate through higher education and professional endeavors. Our students will understand that indigenous business practices are sustainable; and can be applied to global and local economic practices.

Our Students: Upon graduating from the Responsible Indigenous Social Entrepreneurship (RISE) School, students will have a solid academic foundation, will be employable and capable entrepreneurs prepared to participate and lead in a socially responsible competitive local and global economy. Our students will be educational leaders for the community on the areas of safe labor practices and consumer rights, making them advocates and educators. They will experience and create innovative socially responsible indigenous entrepreneurship that furthers the social, political, economic, cultural, environmental, technological goals for the South Central community.

Tony Terry, Principal


Tony Terry comes to Augustus F. Hawkins High School after 9 years of experience working with South Central Los Angeles students and families. As Assistant Principal and Coordinator, he opened the Freshman Prep Academy (FPA) at Manual Arts High School. Under his leadership, the FPA was a collaborative and innovative program in which students experienced an academically and emotionally supportive environment. Prior to leading the FPA, Tony used his position as Dean of Discipline to drastically reduce suspension rates while maintaining a safe campus climate. A graduate of the UCLA Teacher Education Program (TEP), Tony taught Social Studies courses in each secondary grade level from 2003 - 2009. He developed and implemented rigorous, culturally relevant curriculum through an innovative application of Complex Instruction, Community Asset Mapping, and Critical Action Research. His innovative curricular work led to several noteworthy grant awards including the Teacher Initiated Inquiry Project, awarded in 2012. His applied his passion for mentoring other teachers and students by working with the UCLA's Council of Youth Researchers and UCLA TEP as a guiding teacher. As the principal of the RISE School, Tony will apply the curricular experience he gained by becoming a Certified Entrepreneurship Teacher through the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship. Tony is a graduate of the UCLA Principal's Leadership Institute where he earned a M. Ed. in Educational Leadership and an administrative credential. Tony is excited about continuing to work with students and families in the Slauson and Hoover community.

Traducir Esta Pagina

Check out pictures from the RISE job shadow and college information sessions with graduate students from around the world.  These students share their diverse narratives and courses of study under the umbrella of business studies at the renowned Marshall School of Business at USC.



RISE Parent Involvement 2015-2016

The RISE School-Parent Compact for Achievement is an agreement that parents, students, and teachers develop together.

It explains how parents and teachers will work together to make sure all students reach or exceed grade-level standards.



RISE has developed a written Title I Parent Involvement Policy with input from Title I parents. RISE began the parent involvement policy in the Spring of 2012, prior to opening, as part of the Public School Choice process for opening newly built LAUSD campuses. Since August 2012, RISE staff has distributed the policy to parents of Title I students and has engaged in an annual revision process through the School Site Council. We use a relational meeting model and Adaptive Schools strategies to create collaborative spaces for parent participation. The policy is distributed annually at 9th Grade Registration, orientation, and at our annual Title I Meeting. It is also distributed to students during Advisory, is available on the school website, and is mailed home with our monthly newsletter. The policy describes the means for carrying out the Title I parental involvement requirements [20 USC 6318 Section 1118(a)-(f) inclusive].

Title IX Complaint Managers

In compliance to Senate Bill 1375 recently added a section to Education Code 221.61 all schools must post their Title IX Complaint Managers as well as information about Title IX that can be found on the LAUSD website HERE.
RISE Title IX Complaint Managers:
F. Gibson - (323) 789 - 1331 
email: flora.gibson@lausd.net
D. Orozco - (323) 789 - 1331     
email: dvo86921@lausd.net
K. Spivey - (323) 789 - 1365    
email: kas2000@lausd.net
“Please contact the Office of Communications and Media Relations at communications@lausd.net or call 213-241-6766 to request access to or notify LAUSD about on-line information or functionality that is currently inaccessible. To file a formal grievance with the Los Angeles Unified School District, under Section 504 and Title II please click HERE to learn how.“

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