Rise Academy

Your future is bright 💫 Fully accredited, independent, Christian high school (formerly Church Hill Academy)

Operating as usual


We 💜 our alumni!

Meoleaeke Watts, Rise Academy Class of 2014, recently stopped by to visit while home on leave in Richmond. He’s currently serving in the Marine Corps and is headed to Italy next after being stationed in Pakistan. Great to see you, Meo!


Representing Hampton University- Official! ⚓️ School Counselor & Accommodations Coordinator Janae Dillard (Class of 2018), Christine Jenkins (Rise Academy Class of 2024, Hampton University Class of 2028), and Administrative Coordinator Amber Stancil (Class of 2018) 💜♾💙


Celebrating the unforgettable Class of 2024 💜

video by Journey Seven


It's always a good day when Class of 2022 alumni make an appearance!


The world better get ready for Rise Academy’s Class of 2024 🌍 These bright, talented young people are pursuing education and careers in nursing, real estate, business, engineering, graphic design, cybersecurity, and more, with their paths continuing here in Richmond to as far as Rome, Italy. Special thanks to College & Career Advisor Mrs. Andrews for guiding seniors through the process of identifying their next steps in life!


Another Rise Academy alum going on to do great things! 👏👏

Da'Kaila Walker, Rise Academy Class of 2019, recently graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Science degree. We’re so proud of Da'Kaila’s continued growth and success! 🎉

Photos from Rise Academy's post 05/30/2024

Celebrating student athletes' achievements at our sports banquet Tuesday evening 🏆


How it started ➡️ how it's going 🎉

Patricia Powell graduated from Rise Academy in 2020, and last weekend she graduated from Radford University with a Bachelor of Social Work degree. Patricia will continue to study Social Work as she pursues her master’s degree. We love celebrating alumni as they continue to flourish after their time here 👏


Join us Tuesday, May 21 for an art show in the gym featuring the works of Ms. Kaufman's art students! 🎨


We won the jackpot with Rise Academy teachers! 🎲🎉 We’re celebrating them all week long with special events and treats to show our gratitude.

“From guiding students through curriculum to nurturing their creativity, our teachers have the most important role at Rise Academy. Thank you for all that you do, not just this week, but every day. Your dedication and passion make our school a truly special place.” —Dr. Lopes, Principal


Give it up for our hardworking nutrition team! Ms. Sanders, Ms. Diggs, and Mr. Sanders serve us meals each day, making sure we’re well fed and ready to learn. Take a moment today to let them know you appreciate them!


Happy School Principals’ Day to Dr. Lopes! “She is not afraid to fight the good fight for our students every day to make sure that they get exactly what they need, both educationally and personally.” —Ms. Sallade, Assistant Principal 💐 Thank you, Dr. Lopes, for inspiring our students and staff to rise to the top this year 📈


Congratulations to Rise Academy’s 2024 Teacher of the Year! 💐 Within her short time here, Ms. Smith has already made a significant impact on our school. We’re incredibly grateful for the talent and care she brings to her work every day. We appreciate you, Ms. Smith!


🔔 Remember tomorrow is a half day!


"Ms. Stancil came to Rise Academy just a couple of months ago, but has already made a lasting positive impact on all of us as our administrative coordinator. She is organized, kind, attentive, and dedicated to the success of the Academy and our students. You can often find students coming in to check in on her, chatting with her about their grades, or cracking a joke about something. Her desire to be more than just someone who sits in the office and does administrative tasks is exactly what makes her special and valued here. We are grateful she is here and look forward to a day celebrating her!." —Dr. Lopes, Principal

We appreciate you, Ms. Stancil! 💐


Service is one of our core values at Rise Academy. That means a Rise student loves their neighbor as themselves and looks for opportunities to make a positive impact on others 💜


Campus tour of Elizabeth City State University!


We want to give a special shout out to Assistant Principal, Ms. Sallade, for National Assistant Principals Week! "Ms. Sallade is a selfless leader with a heart for kids and a passion for education. She is everything we need at Rise Academy." —Dr. Lopes, Principal 💐 Thank you, Ms. Sallade, for everything you do for our students and our school!


Ready to represent the Rise Academy Guardians with your school spirit? Cheer squad tryouts will be held Tuesday-Thursday, April 23–25, from 3–5PM:

📣 Wear a tshirt, shorts, and tennis shoes
📣 Bring a water bottle
📣 Meet in Mrs. Andrews’ room


We believe every student can go on to do great things after their time at Rise Academy. That’s why we prioritize personalized college and career counseling so each student can find post-high school options that work best for them. As part of our counseling program, students receive assistance with SAT registration, help with the FAFSA, and are able to attend college tours. ⁠

Learn more about how we prepare students for their next steps during this week's open house. Register here: https://bit.ly/RA-OpenHouse


Congratulations to Devonte Atkins for making the VISAA All-State Honors for basketball!

“I am very proud of Devonte. He worked extremely hard this season to help lead his team to the semifinals and deserves his flowers.” —Head Coach Elijah Saunders 🏀🏆


Have you heard about the benefits of our small class sizes? Our low student-to-teacher ratio allows students to form meaningful relationships with teachers and ensures students’ needs are met with attention and care.

Join us at our open house on March 27 to hear more about how individualized instruction can benefit your student. Register here: https://bit.ly/RA-OpenHouse


We take pride in creating a positive environment where students can thrive. At Rise Academy, your student will find supportive spaces where they can achieve academic success and discover a pathway to their next step in life. ⁠

Join us for an open house on March 27 to meet our dedicated staff, tour our building, and learn if Rise Academy is right for your student. ⁠Register here: https://bit.ly/RA-OpenHouse


Looking for something to do this weekend? Rise Print Shop is hosting a free workshop Saturday afternoon at their studio (3015 N Street). This event is open to all ages and experience levels, *and* you get to take your printed items home with you! 🎨

Mark your calendar for our upcoming Community Print Day Saturday, March 16 from 1–4PM!

During this workshop, you'll be able to screen print your own t-shirt*, tote bag, or paper print and take your item home with you. This event is FREE, open to all ages, and a great way to get to know your neighbors while being creative. This event will be held at the studio at our main office (3015 N Street, Richmond).

RSVP here: https://bit.ly/communityprintday

*You must provide your own t-shirt. Tote bags and paper for prints will be provided.


Interested in what makes a Rise Academy education unique? Join us for our upcoming open house where you’ll get to learn more about the school, ask questions, and hear from currently enrolled students about their experiences. We look forward to meeting you!

📩 RSVP at https://bit.ly/RA-OpenHouse
📍 2010 Carlisle Avenue, Richmond (school entrance on Randall Avenue)
❓ Contact Administrative Coordinator Amber Stancil ([email protected] / 804-222-8760)

Photos from Rise Academy's post 03/11/2024

A very special visit from a very good boy! 🐾💜


Come cheer on our Guardians tomorrow at 6PM as they advance in the playoffs for the first time in team history!

Visit https://bit.ly/3wx8VBT to purchase tickets before the game or at the door. (*Cash will not be accepted.*)


Your future is bright. ✨ At Rise Academy, you’ll find a supportive environment where you can achieve academic success and prepare for your next steps in life.

Start here: https://www.riseacademyrva.org/apply

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Who We Are

Church Hill Academy equips students to achieve academic success, develop character, and serve their community. Since 2007, we’ve provided individualized and holistic education in a safe and engaging environment that fosters students’ academic and personal success.

The Academy is a fully accredited, private, Christian high school and part of Church Hill Activities & Tutoring, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Videos (show all)

Graduation 2024
Graduation 2023
Graduation 2022
Senior Convocation
What is Church Hill Academy?
Humpback Rocks Field Trip





2010 Carlisle Avenue
Richmond, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 3:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 3:30am
Wednesday 8:30am - 3:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 3:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 3:30pm
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