Rio Salado Education

Call us today 480-377-4262

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    Join RISE - Rio Salado Education
    Choose from over 350 classes

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    Come to our Open Days
    Listen to the West Valley Symphony, the Border Patrol or Financial Advisor, Wayne Stutzer

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    Thanks to our wonderful presenters.
    We wouldn't be RISE without them.

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    Tai Chi, yoga, dancing and more...

Why RISE - Rio Salado Education

Want to learn to paint with watercolors? Have you been curious about acupuncture or ancient middle eastern goddesses? Maybe you want to write the next great American novel. These choices and 350 more are yours for only $65 per year. Join in the excitement at RISE where we offer classes from Tai Chi to Car Repairs. There’s something special happening at RISE. Come be a part of it!


MAY 25

Summer 2016 Registration (Online Only)

09:00 AM




Class #348 The 2016 Presidential Election with Mike Dubin have been canceled. (All enrolled students have been notified.) 


Hooked on Books Class #902  Moved to 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 1p.m.

To reserve a seat for our Community Events call Stacee at 480.377.4296







RISE uses seven learning tracks: *Natural Sciences *Social Sciences *Health and Wellness *Spirituality and Religion *The Arts *Finance *Technology

Mission Statement :  Founded in 1996, RISE is a grass roots community based educational organization created for and by adults to afford them the opportunity for stimulation, enlightenment and interaction with peers in an environment which encourages life-long learning. 

Goals:  To attract people with varied talents who are willing to share as Presenters and thereby give individuals the opportunity to use their talents in a meaningful way. To provide diverse classes in a variety of curriculum areas reflecting the wishes of the membership. To encourage participation in leadership roles by as many of the members as is practical so that RISE truly represents all of the members. To offer forums for exchange of ideas and knowledge in a comfortable and friendly environment. To expand membership and member participation in RISE. To utilize state of art technology to improve RISE classes and administration of the organization.








Registration begins ONLINE May 25th at 9a.m.

Catalogs will be available approximately the week of May16th

Classes begin on Monday, June 6th and end on Friday, July 29th


Traveling to London this summer? Want to continue your lifelong learning while abroad? Check out the Cambridge Lifelong Learning summer program at (note- this program is not sponsored by Rio Salado or RISE)


Do you know someone you think would make a great presenter for RISE? Do you have an idea for a subject that we haven’t touched on yet? We would LOVE to hear from you!

We are currently at work on scheduling the Fall 2016 semester. If you have an idea or would like to suggest someone, contact Marion or Stacee with the details. To be scheduled for the Fall semester, we need the information no later than July 1st.

Summer semester- June 6th- July 29th                         

Fall semester- September 26th- December 1st.  

Contact information is:

Stacee Himes 480.377.4296

Marion Kammauf 480.377.4762              


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 Upcoming Events at RISE


52nd Street Jazz Band

Thursday, April 28th at 1p.m.