Opening Schools at RIMA

Serving students throughout Rhode Island

Since 2008, RIMA has partnered with mayors and outstanding educators to open Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy (five campuses), Achievement First Providence Mayoral Academy (two campuses), and RISE Prep (one campus) – together serving students throughout Rhode Island. Mayoral academies are committed to a culture of high expectations and high supports for all children, a longer school day that includes the arts and enrichments, and a regional approach to student populations that allows for children of all backgrounds to learn and play together.

Our Mayoral Academies 

Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy
Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy
Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy
Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy
Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy
 Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy

Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academies

Blackstone Valley Prep (BVP) Mayoral Academy is an intentionally diverse network of tuition-free public schools chartered by the Rhode Island Department of Education. As a growing network that is part of the Charter School Growth Fund portfolio, BVP offers a high quality public school choice to the families of Central Falls, Cumberland, Lincoln and Pawtucket and currently serves over 1,000 scholars in grades K-9. A member of the Rhode Island Mayoral Academies network, BVP’s mission is to prepare every scholar for success in college and the world beyond.

Video from Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academies

Achievement First Providence Mayoral Academy and Illuminar Mayoral Academy

Achievement First Providence Mayoral Academy and Illuminar Mayoral Academy are part of the Achievement First network, a high-performing group of 29 tuition-free, K-12 public charter schools in Connecticut, New York, and Rhode Island. Achievement First believes that all children, regardless of race or socioeconomic status, can succeed if they have access to a great education.

Achievement First Providence currently serves 272 students in grades K-2 (growing to K-4) from the communities of Providence, North Providence, Cranston, and Warwick.

Achievement First Illuminar Mayoral Academy is opening in August 2015 to serve grades K-1 (growing to K-4) from the communities of Providence, North Providence, Cranston, and Warwick. The school will temporarily co-locate in the same building as AF Providence.

Achievement First Providence Mayoral Academy and Illuminar Mayoral Academy
Achievement First Providence Mayoral Academy and Illuminar Mayoral Academy
Achievement First Providence Mayoral Academy and Illuminar Mayoral Academy
Achievement First Providence Mayoral Academy and Illuminar Mayoral Academy
Achievement First Providence Mayoral Academy and Illuminar Mayoral Academy
Achievement First Providence Mayoral Academy

Achievement First Providence Mayoral Academy and Illuminar Mayoral Academy- Open Source Resources

OPEN SOURCE

AF is a fully “open source” organization. We believe that the education sector can go further faster when everyone works together, and sharing proven resources is an easy and high-impact way to help as many students as possible.  Our new open source website —  www.achievementfirst.org/opensource — the first of its kind in the education sector, allowing anyone to access our instructional, operational and organizational resources.

You can also access and log into our curriculum hub, which is regularly used by RI teachers and college faculty, here.

NAVIGATOR

Navigator is AF’s newest  open source program, designed specifically to partner with other district and charter schools on their journey to breakthrough results in math achievement.   Through Navigator, schools will have access to Achievement First’s complete elementary math program (including all curricula, assessments, and related resources), as well as 15 months of ongoing professional development, coaching and implementation support.

The program will launch in June 2017 and is available to elementary schools in Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York City, and Springfield, MA.

To learn more visit: www.achievementfirst.org/navigator  or download the Navigator Flyer.

parent testimonial

“Within 1 month at Achievement First Providence, our son Dylan learned more than I could have ever dreamed possible.”

Dewa Manggala
RISE Prep
RISE Prep Mayoral Academy
Cohort Schools in NE Basecamp and Rhode Island Mayoral Academies
Rhode Island Mayoral Academies
RISE Prep Mayoral Academy
RISE Prep Mayoral Academy

RISE Prep Mayoral Academy

RISE Prep Mayoral Academy opened in fall 2015 with its founding Kindergarten class. RISE Prep serves the communities of Woonsocket, North Smithfield, and Burrillville and will grow to grade 8. The school focuses on the 3 Cs of College Preparation, Character Development, and Community Service.

parent testimonial

“I chose RISE Prep for my son because I believe in its mission. I believe that great education has the power to improve our children’s futures.”

Lorelei Pablo