Jonas E. Salk Guidance: R.I.S.E.

What can our school do to promote a positive, safe, and tolerant school environment?

RISE to the Occasion!


R.I.S.E. is a set of expectations of what students are supposed "to" do rather than rules of what "not to do". R.I.S.E. is a character development program created and written by the Teachers of Jonas Salk Middle School. R.I.S.E. is a value system that will be modeled by the whole community of Salk, adults and students.

The implementation of R.I.S.E includes: grade level assemblies, in-class speakers, discussions that focus on anti-bullying strategies and advice during work-study periods, weekly morning announcements that broadcast motivational quotes geared towards the tenets of R.I.S.E., and posters and other artwork around the school containing the message of R.I.S.E. will be displayed. Teachers will also be integrating the R.I.S.E. philosophy at least once per quarter into their classroom lessons. Salk Strives to establish a school atmosphere that promotes respect, responsibility, integrity, safety, and empathy in young people and adults for the betterment of individuals and the community at large.

Students who are observed by teachers or staff promoting the components of R.I.S.E. have a chance to be nominated for a certificate highlighting how they demonstrated R.I.S.E.