ARISE Academy

at Queen Anne's County Public Schools

ARISE Academy serves the needs of students who are not able to attend their public high school in Queen Anne’s County. ARISE has a small teacher to student ratio, which provides additional academic support to students who are not meeting success in a traditional classroom setting. Students who are at risk for academic failure, causing disruption in their home school, excessively absent, dealing with school anxiety, or returning to public school after placement in a juvenile facility may be eligible for enrollment at ARISE. Recommendations for admission into ARISE are made by the student’s current school administrator in conjunction with the school’s student support team, or the Superintendent of Queen Anne’s County schools.

Achievement  |  Learning above all else

Relationships  |  Making positive, respectful connections

Innovation  |  Using all resources to enhance learning

Service  |  Putting others before self

Endurance  |  Building grit and stamina


Our mission is to provide a structured, nurturing, educational environment where students whose needs are best met in a non-traditional school setting can come to build relationships, develop positive academic behaviors, learn to serve the community, develop grit and achieve academic success that will lead to productive post-secondary experiences


Our vision at ARISE mirrors QACPS’s stated vision statement. We strive to help our students become college or career ready, so that they will become productive members of society upon graduation from QACPS.

Alternative to Suspension

Alternative to Suspension (ATS) is Queen Anne’s County’s program for students who have been suspended from school as a consequence for inappropriate behavior. This option provides behavioral and academic help for a period of four to ten days. Students who successfully complete the program will be counted in full attendance for their time at ATS. Our staff will work with our PPW’s to arrange for work to be sent to us so the student keeps a focus on his/her academics. Students will be assigned to the Student Support Room and have certified teachers available upon request to complete their assignments (when available).

What can I expect when I am assigned to ATS?

  • Transportation can be arranged or parents may wish to transport their child. (Students may not drive)
  • ATS is on a first come, first serve basis. Students must be in grades 8-12.
  • The dress code/cell phone/personal learning device policies are the same as at the home school.
  • School breakfast is served daily at no charge. Lunches are served at the same price as at the home school. We also have a microwave and refrigerator available.
  • Students that are absent will not be permitted to return and will be counted as a suspension for attendance.

Criteria for successful completion

  • Students must arrive by 7:45 am and not leave campus until 2:10 pm
  • Students must follow all APA policies & procedures


Mr. Kevin Kintop
Program Administrator
671 Romancoke Road
Stevensville, MD 21666
[email protected]