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.





General Psychology
(PSY 1010)

9:00 AM – 10:50 AM

An introductory course in modern scientific psychology. Covers major domains of scientific psychology including biological foundations, sensations, perception, learning, motivation, human development and abnormal psychology. Examines major psychological and professional applications.

Intro to Environmental Management
(ENVT 1110)

9:00 AM – 10:50 AM

Surveys environmental issues and the impact of people on the environment. Covers how we can sustainably use our natural resources and how we can prevent and remediate the degradation of the environment while using these natural resources.

American National Government
(POLS 1100)

12:40 PM – 2:30 PM

Studies history and structure of American National Government, rights and responsibilities of citizens, political institutions, political processes, and governmental policies.

Intro to Film
(THEA 1023)

12:40 PM – 2:30 PM

Designed to develop the analytical skills necessary for understanding the motion picture - not only as an art form, but as a tool for the statement of ideas. Explores the visual and aural elements employed by movie-makers to influence audiences. Studies context--the historical, social, political, cultural, and artistic situation which produced the film and how it reflects ourselves and our society. Combines lecture, screening, and demonstration with critical discussions of assigned readings and films. 

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: April 26th, 2024

RISE start and end date

Date: June 3rd – July 11th, 2024

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Student Orientation

Date: June 3rd, 2024

Time: 8:00 AM


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Vacation Time

No classes on the following days:

Date: June 17th, July 3rd & 4th, 2024

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.

Thank You to Our Sponsors and Supporters

Alpine School District

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Utah State Board of Education

Girls & Boys Club

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