UVU RISE (Rally and Invest in Student Education)

UVU RISE is a free program that provides K-12 students from underserved populations with opportunities for grade-level growth and college preparedness.

UVU RISE, funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) places emphasis on increasing student success and gains from setbacks due to pandemic-related online learning.



Trailside Elementary offers after school programing for 1st-6th grades allowing opportunities to new students each term. The After School program includes a snack, brief recess, academic support through reading and scholarly games, and a choice between special interest clubs. Quarterly Clubs allow students the opportunity to learn or develop new skills that specifically interest each individual student. Offerings have included: art, coding and robotics, movement, drama, engineering, and battle of the books.

Programming in the Summer will be offered to 3rd-6th grade students based on Acadience scores. The Summer program includes lunch, a genius hour, academic games, activities, reading and phonics, a speaker series from UVU professionals, and opportunities toward grade level growth.


In conjunction with the Boys and Girls Club of Utah County, the UVU RISE program offers free homework help to students at large. Tutors with varied skills in Math, English, Science, History, etc. will be available to provide tutoring services as needed. A STEM specialist works on-site to provide learning opportunities by teaching students about baking/cooking, robotics, coding, and many other STEM related activities. The After School Program takes pride in curating a safe environment that encourages students to ask questions and build toward a growth mindset.


UVU RISE offers free high school recovery credit while simultaneously giving the opportunity to earn college credit during a six-week summer program. Tutors and TAs will be provided in each class to ensure educational achievement and advancement. Daily lunch and snacks will be provided by the Boys and Girls Club of Utah County. Students will explore college preparedness, different career pathways, and scholarship opportunities based on the foundation of Utah Valley University’s core values.





Intro to Mass Communications
(COMM 1500)

9:00 AM – 10:50 AM

Introduces students to the study of American mass media. Provides a critical overview of the main themes in the study of mass media, including the historical development of the media; the social, political, economic, and organizational contexts, impacts, and significance of the media; the nature of media content; its complex relationships to mass audiences; and the legal/regulatory context in which the media operate.

General Biology
(BIOL 1010)

9:00 AM – 10:50 AM

Introduces major themes and concepts of biology including cell and molecular biology, genetics, diversity, evolution, and ecology. Provides students with necessary information and skills to critically evaluate what they hear, read, and see in the living world; communicate clearly; and apply methods to interpret data for making informed decisions concerning the role of biology in a world of which they are a part. May be delivered online.

Personal Finance
(FIN 1060)

12:40 PM – 2:30 PM

Designed as elective credit toward a business degree and for individuals interested in acquiring personal financial planning skills. Covers personal financial management with emphasis on decision making, budgeting, financial institutions, personal and family risk management, credit management, and estate planning. Methods include lectures, guest speakers, films, tapes, computer simulations and research. Completers should be able to prepare complete personal budgets and other family financial planning instruments.

Elementary Astronomy
(ASTR 1040)

12:40 PM – 2:30 PM

Introduces astronomy and cosmology. Provides a physics-based overview of the solar system, the lives and deaths of stars, galaxies, and the evolution of the Universe. Explores the basic principles of physics and light, the tools of astronomy, and interesting concepts such as the Big Bang and black holes.

Attendance Policy: UVU RISE students are allowed three absences before probable dismissal from the program. Please keep this in mind as you plan your summer vacations and other activities.

First Priority will be given to students who come from traditionally underserved and economically disadvantaged households.

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Registration Deadline

Date: May 24th, 2023

RISE start and end date

Date: June 5th – July 13th, 2023

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Date: June 5th, 2023


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Vacation Time

No classes on the following days:

Date: June 19, July 3 & 4, 2023

UVU RISE Program

Attendance Policy: UVU RISE students are allowed three absences before probable dismissal from the program. Please keep this in mind as you plan your summer vacations and other activities.

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