Restorative Interventions and Supports for Elementary Students RISE

  • Restorative Interventions & Supports for Elementary Students RISE at Rippling Woods Elementary School

    The Office of Educational Options and School Climate 

    Division of Student Support Services


    Restorative Interventions and Supports for Elementary students, RISE, is a short-term placement that serves as a proactive response to the increasingly complex needs of elementary students exhibiting behaviors that impede their ability to focus and thrive in school.



    To ensure elementary students experiencing difficulties regulating their emotions have the opportunity to thrive in school thus furthering AACPS’ commitment to “Elevating All Students and Eliminating All Gaps.”



    To provide customized, research-proven therapeutic supports and academic interventions focused on mitigating the various factors that inhibit elementary students’ academic progress and social-emotional well-being.


    RISE will focus on providing therapeutic and academic supports and interventions to elementary students who are enrolled in Annapolis cluster elementary schools for the 2022-2023 School Year. RISE will permanently move to Rippling Woods Elementary School in the 2023-2024 School Year. 


    Anne Arundel County Public Schools is partnering with Transforming Lives Inc (TLi) to make RISE a unique restorative therapeutic setting.  Transforming Lives Inc (TLI) is a leading and innovative provider of human services in the mid-Atlantic region.


     * Placement into the RISE program is dependent upon a referral by the student's school. This program is open to schools across AACPS.