ARISE Support Program

What is ARISE?

The ARISE program at Notre Dame is a partnership between the learning resource specialists, faculty and student participants to provide personalized and differentiated support. The program includes three pillars:

  1. Academic Resources
  2. Individualized Support
  3. Empowerment

Specifically, our learning resource specialists have used these pillars to design programs and experiences to promote a successful high school experience at Notre Dame for a variety of students.  Designated program space for ARISE is on the first floor of Donnelly Hall.

Academic Resources

Notre Dame offers a variety of programs and opportunities for students to grow their personal learning toolbox. These opportunities are designed to empower students to increase their academic engagement and to take advantage of the curriculum to their fullest potential. 

Individualized Support

Notre Dame is dedicated to helping students achieve their personal and academic goals through personalized support and resources. Our student-centered approach allows us to meet an individual's unique needs, goals and interests. Every student is worthy of reaching their potential and our learning resource specialists are committed to designing and facilitating a circle of support.


The ARISE program uses an asset-based approach to learning and skill development that highlights strengths and builds a growth mindset. An empowered student welcomes the opportunity to create and re-evaluate their goals, build confidence and practice lifelong learning through purposeful decision-making.  This includes developing attitudes and using strategies to be more constructive, proactive and independent learners.

The ARISE teaching internship is an on-campus internship for juniors and seniors. Selected interns will support students during study hall by providing academic support, assisting with curating academic resources for the ARISE program, and supporting the development of ideas and marketing for workshops for all students to access. 

Interested students will apply through their personal and academic counselor in the spring during the course selection process.

ARISE Interns earn 5 academic credits per semester.