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.

 

Headlines

• 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)

 

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Mark Your Calendar!

SAT dates

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

Click here for more info on SAT dates and registration

 

ACT dates

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

 

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SAT Boot Camp - Academic Approach

Place: RHS Rooms 202 & 203

Schedule:

   
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
Feb. 27 Class
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
Mar. 27 Easter
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

 

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