Rising Scholars Program (formerly ISP)

The Rising Scholars Program (RSP), formerly known as ISP, serves students at Sierra Conservation Center (SCC), Vallecito Conservation Camp, and Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp. Columbia College is the only college serving these institutions with fully face-to-face instruction.

Daily Yonder article featuring Columbia College's ISP program

Faculty Resources

Underground Scholars Language Guide

An Educator's Guide to Prison

Summer 2021 ISP Correspondence Faculty Training

Fall 2022 ISP Faculty Training 

Spring 2023 ISP Faculty Training

Summer 2023 ISP Faculty Training

Rising Scholars Newsletters

Fall 2022 Rising Scholars Newsletter

CDCR Canvas

Rising Scholars at Sierra Conservation Center now have laptops and have access to a CDCR version of Canvas. Please inquire with Kelsey about the process for getting cleared to start, restrictions of the CDCR Canvas instance, and course vetting to get started. 

CDCR Canvas Login

OU Campus Login