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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    Who doesn't love to dance?
    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 $45 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!


JUL 30

Witness For The Prosecution Courtroom Drama With A Most Unexpected Ending

10:00 AM


All In The Family Pt. 1

10:00 AM


Being There A Peter Sellers Comedy

10:00 AM

AUG 11

All In The Family Pt. 2

10:00 AM

AUG 13

Inherit The Wind Hollywood's Version Of The Scopes Monkey Trial

10:00 AM

AUG 18

Citizen Kane

10:00 AM

AUG 20

Goldfinger (Sean Connery At His Best)

10:00 AM

AUG 25

Citizen Kane A Discussion Of The Controversy Surrounding The Movie Led By Mike Dubin

10:00 AM

AUG 27

Dr. Strangelove James Bond Does It Again!

10:00 AM


Are you a RISE Member?

Now you can register for classes online!


If you are a member of RISE you can now enjoy the convenience registering for classes in the comfort of your home.


If you already have a Username and Password just SIGN IN by clicking the blue button above. (Check the latest catalog for directions on finding your username and password.)


If you cannot find this information and you have paid for your current membership please call 480-377-4262 or 480-377-4296  and ask for your username and password - then go online and sign up for your classes. It's easy and convenient!


Click here for information on how to become a RISE member.




Mission Statement

RISE Learning for Life, a part of Rio Salado College, offers adult residents of Maricopa County the opportunity to enrich their lives through membership in an educational organization that is dedicated to lifelong learning.

RISE provides diverse classes, reflecting the wishes of the membership, which are led by volunteers with expertise in their respective fields.


  • Provide Lifelong Learning for adult Maricopa County residents.
  • Offer forums for the exchange of ideas and knowledge through classes, informal extra-curricular groups, special and social groups.
  • Increase membership and participation in RISE.
  • Increase the diversity of membership and curriculum.
  • Increase the viability of the website.
  • Increase the public's awareness of RISE Learning for Life.

RISE classes  follow seven learning tracks:

  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Health and Wellness
  • Spirituality and Religion
  • The Arts
  • Finance
  • Technology







The Fall 2015 Catalog will be available in late August/early September.

Classes begin on Monday, September 28th.



 Upcoming Classes at RISE

Current Events Discussion Wednesdays 10a.m. - Noon at Birt's Bistro

 DAHN Yoga Thursdays 10a.m. - Noon


July Movies@ 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and 10a.m. on Thursdays

Movie Intro and background by Mike Dubin before each movie.

Thursday, July 30th - Witness For the Prosecution - English courtroom drama with a most unexpected ending

Everyone is Welcome to Join in the Summer Fun

August Movies Coming Soon