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 (Press Release)
• 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)
Reach High Scholars Video
Mark Your Calendar!
|Test Date||Register By||Late Registration|
|October 1, 2016||September 2, 2016||September 16, 2016|
|November 5, 2016||October 7, 2016||October 21, 2016|
|December 3, 2016||November 4, 2016||November 18, 2016|
|January 28, 2017||December 30, 2016||January 13, 2017|
|March 11, 2017||February 16, 2017||February 24, 2017|
|May 6, 2017||April 7, 2017||April 21, 2017|
|June 3, 2017||May 5, 2017||May 19, 2017|
|Test Date||Register By||Late Registration|
|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|
SAT Boot Camp - Academic Approach
Place: RHS Rooms 202 & 203
|Jan. 9 (8:30-12:00)||Practice Test (Results to students by 1. 14)|
|Jan. 22||Deadline for enrolling|
|Jan. 30 (09:00-11:30)||First Class|
|Feb. 6, 13, 20 (09:00-11:30)||Classes|
|Feb. 22-26||RHS Vacation|
|Mar. 2||Official SAT Test at RHS|
|Mar. 5, 12||Classes|
|Mar. 19 (08:30-12:00)||Practice Test (Results to students by Mar 25)|
|Mar. 26||No Class|
|Apr. 2||Class to Review Test|
|Apr. 9, 16 (09:00-11:30)||Classes|
|Apr. 23 (08:30-12:00)||Practice Test (Results to students by Apr. 29)|
|Apr. 25-29||RHS Vacation|
|Apr. 30 (09:00-11:30)||Class to Review Test|
|May 7||SAT I Official Test|