What are the Benefits of Rhithm?

Research indicates that students who have certain life skills, including self-regulation, are more likely to achieve higher levels of academic success, have increased levels of effort and motivation, and are better prepared for class.  Historically, educational institutions have found it challenging to teach these skills. Rhithm partners with schools to provide a simple tool to support students’ ability to recognize how they are feeling while equipping them with skills and strategies to be stronger learners in and outside of the classroom.

In partnership with schools, our mission is to provide an efficient tool that will allow educators to more effectively support the well-being of the next generation.

About Rhithm

Rhithm is a K-12 student and staff wellness check-in tool.

The platform selects and launches an ideal 1-3 minute activity or skill development video based on wellness check-in data.


Frequently Asked Questions

Data confidentiality for all of our users is of the utmost importance. Our application’s architecture is FERPA compliant by design, our data is all stored on dedicated FERPA and HIPPA compliant servers inside the United States, and we used industry standard encryption practices including SSL/TLS and more. And we do not ever share user data with marketers!

Please review our Privacy and FERPA policies for more detailed information.

Yes! We meet criteria for Tier-3 evidence based under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Please see the evidence tab for more information.

Additionally, we will be conducting experimental trials in Spring 2020 and randomized controlled trials in the Fall of 2020. We will update our evidence page as those studies progress.

No! Rhithm works quite well in both 1:1 and 2:1 classroom environments. We have several customers that are not in 1:1 or 2:1 environments, and we are consistently impressed with the innovative ways these partners are able to implement Rhithm in their classrooms. Please contact us for some best practices on implementing Rhithm in your unique technology environment.

Students, teacher, campus administrators, school counselors and district administrators can all access Rhithm. Roles and data access permissions are dependent upon FERPA.

Rhithm partners with Classlink and Clever to make setup a breeze. In a few clicks your IT department will be able to add Rhithm to your student, teacher, and admin portals and the app will be rostered automatically with no manual setup required. We currently only support integrations using these two providers. If your school or district does not work with Classlink or Clever, please reach out and request that we add your method to support@rhithm.app

We are always adding ways to make this process simple and will update this page as more options become available.

Rhithm is meant for all ages in K-12. Our emoji based assessment works whether you’re 5 or 55 because we all use the same emojis! Our algorithm intelligently adapts content to the appropriate age group automatically, so you don’t need to buy multiple solutions for different age groups! Our activities are designed to be entertaining and useful for teachers as well, allowing teachers and students to learn and grow together.

Yes! Teachers’ mental and emotional states matter too! We encourage campus Principals and Counselors to send Rhithm assessments to staff, though teachers participation is certainly optional. Principals and district admin staff have access to teacher self-reported assessment data.

Moving forward is simple! Reach out to us through our website, send an email to team@rhithm.app, or click here to fill in your information and we will reach out with next steps. Generally it goes like this:

Step 1: Complete a Customer Agreement (payment can be remitted at completion of this agreement or at appropriate budget cycles. We understand those constraints so as long as we agree together we can get started and take care of payment at your school or district’s typical intervals)

Step 2: Tell your IT department you’ve decided to partner with Rhithm and request they add Rhithm to your school or district’s classlink/clever portals.

Step 3: Receive all necessary training materials from us and/or schedule a 30 minute Zoom training session. (Rhithm is pretty simple so it doesn’t take much time to learn how to use it. We know your teachers are busy!)

Step 4: Start getting in Rhithm!


Rhithm complies with all FERPA regulations. School districts select district/campus leaders who have a legitimate educational need-to-know and are granted access to your child’s data, as well as teachers that directly work with your child. 

Internally, we limit employee access to student data to only those employees with a need to such access to fulfill their job responsibilities. Addtionally, we conduct background checks on our employees that may have access to student data; we conduct regular employee privacy and data security training and education; and we protect personal information with technical, contractual, administrative, and physical security safeguards in order to protect against unauthorized access, release or use.

Rhithm does not sell, trade, lease or loan the personal information they collect or maintain, in the course of providing the service, to any third party for any reason, including direct marketers, advertisers, or data brokers.

We will not keep your information for longer than we need to for the purposes listed in our privacy policy. If your child uses an account through your school or school district and you wish to close their account with one of our Services, please contact your school or school district and at their direction we will remove your Personal Information and Profile, if applicable, from the active databases for the Service(s) you request through your school or school district. Please let your school or school district know which Service(s) you wish to close.

Additionally, we will delete or de-identify personal information 1) when it is no longer needed, 2) upon expiration or termination of our agreement with an educational institution with any deletion or de-identification to be completed according to the terms of our agreement with the educational institution, or 3) at the direction or request of the educational institution.

We have a comprehensive Security Program in place designed to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of systems, networks and data. The following is a general overview of data security protocols:

Data in Transit –

  • HTTPS encrypted

Data at Rest –

  • Rhithm’s data storage providers provide an Encryption methodology that is inherent in their data storage systems and is replicated in encrypted form for backup and disaster recovery.

Data Center Security (LiquidWeb) –

  • 24/7/365 Manned Facilities
  • CCTV Security Cameras Covering Inside, Outside and All Entrances of Data Centers
  • Site Entrances Controlled By Electronic Perimeter Access Card System
  • Sites Remotely Monitored By 3rd Party Security Company
  • Entrances Secured by Mantraps with Interlocking Doors
  • SSAE-16 & HIPAA Compliant, Safe Harbor Certified
  1. Rhithm does not target advertising via the Rhithm service or on any other website using information about a K-12 student, their families/guardians or educators acquired from a use of the technology.
  2. Rhithm does not use information, including persistent unique identifiers, created or gathered by the Rhithm service to amass a profile about a K–12 student, their families/guardians or educators except in furtherance of K–12 school purposes.
  3. Rhithm does not and will not sell, rent, or otherwise provide personally identifiable information to any third party for monetary gain.
  4. Rhithm does not disclose student information unless for legal, regulatory, judicial, safety or operational improvement reasons.
  5. Rhithm is committed to maintaining the security and confidentiality of pupil records as noted above.
  6. Rhithm will delete student information when requested by the school district.

Yes. Parents, legal guardians, or eligible students may review personally identifiable information in a student’s records by contacting their educational institution. Additionally, Rhithm users may access their personal information in their profile by signing into Rhithm.

To opt your child out of using Rhithm, contact your child’s school or district. With your request to the school or district, please include whether you would like your child’s access to Rhithm permanently removed and if you would like any data deleted and/or returned to you. The school or district will pass that request to Rhithm and we will work with the district to ensure it is completed in a timely manner.


Rhithm’s check-in tool is not a biopsychosocial assessment, is not a mental health assessment, nor does it provide diagnostic data.

Yes. Rhithm’s programs can be aligned to state standards regarding social and emotional well–being. Furthermore, Rhithm can be aligned to major frameworks including MTSS, RTI, and TBRI.

Our wellness check-in tool is the same for all students, with one exception: campus leaders have the discretion to use a simplified, shorter version of the check-in tool based on their students’ age and individualized needs. Rhithm strives to be an inclusive application for all K-12 students regardless of age and abilities.

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