Welcome to the Reach High Scholars website!

Starting to think about college is like being on the outside of a big confusing maze. You are aiming for an uncertain goal in the center but there is a sense of being in the dark without a flashlight.

Hopefully, this website will break the process into manageable chunks. It is doing the job well if it opens new ideas for you, puts questions in your mind as well as answers and leads you to reach higher in your educational pursuits than you would have previously imagined possible.

The experience can be fun, exhilarating and empowering. You will be playing out the motto of the Reach High Scholars Program: controlling your destiny.



• The Reach High Scholars Program (“RHSP”) is an independent NH Nonprofit Corporation and an exempt organization under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code
• 29 students to highly competitive colleges in past seven years
• Most of them have financial aid with small amounts of debt and need-based grants of up to $52,000 per annum that, over four years, will have a total value of about $3.1 million
• During 2011-2015, 6.2% of RHS graduates went to highly competitive colleges. Based on available information, only two NH high schools have done better.
• $522,000 of financial aid from Summer Enrichment partners (Brown, Dartmouth, Phillips Exeter and St. Paul’s) in past five years (about 35% of which was reimbursed by RHSP and supporters)
• Contributions to RHSP from charitable institutions and individuals totaling $184,000
• Of the more than 50 active participants in RHSP now attending or graduated from college:
  - all are on track to complete in four years;
  - most are excelling academically and many have better grades than they did at RHS;
  - in almost all cases, they are graduating with debt of not more than $20-30,000; and
  - they are going on to excellent graduate programs and jobs.


Examples of Great Outcomes

Charlie Martin (RHS ’09, RPI ’13) – studying for a Ph.D in Astrophysics at RPI
KarryAnne Belanger (RHS ’10, Wheaton ’14) – studying for a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at University of Texas Medical School (Press Release)
Steve Diamond (RHS ’10, WPI ’14) – working as a Software Engineer at BAE Systems, a multinational defense, security and aerospace company
Jesse Hardman (RHS ’11, Skidmore ’15) – awarded Raymond’s first ever Fulbright Scholarship, to teach in Germany for a year, after which he will attend law school (Press Release)
Samantha Harmon (RHS ’11, Dartmouth ’15) – working as a Product Innovation Associate at Athenahealth, a healthcare technology company
Jake Leavitt (RHS ’11, Brown ’15) – working as a Research Assistant in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale Medical School
Jon Lemay (RHS ’11, Skidmore ’15) – working as an English Teacher at Lausanne Collegiate School, a private secondary school in Memphis, TN
Ami Neeper (RHS ’11, Holy Cross ’15) – studying for a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Degree at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (Press Release)


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SAT dates

Test Date Register By Late Registration
October 3, 2015 September 3, 2015 September 22, 2015
November 7, 2015 October 9, 2015 October 27, 2015
December 5, 2015 November 5, 2015 November 23, 2015
January 23, 2016 December 28, 2015 January 12, 2016
March 5, 2016 February 5, 2016 February 23, 2016
May 7, 2016 April 8, 2016 April 26, 2016
June 4, 2016 May 5, 2016 May 25, 2016


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ACT dates

Test Date Register By Late Registration
October 24, 2015 September 18, 2015 October 2, 2015
December 12, 2015 November 6, 2015 November 20, 2015
February 6, 2016 January 8, 2016 January 15, 2016
April 9, 2016 March 4, 2016 March 18, 2016
June 11, 2016 May 6, 2016 May 20, 2016


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