In order to be eligible for Reach for Excellence, students must

  • Be in the 5th grade
  • Commit three years to rigorous academics and leadership enrichment
  • Demonstrate the potential to achieve academically and the determination to succeed in life
  • Come from families with limited opportunities and resources (at or under $50K household)

The application process includes five steps:

  • Contact Reach for Excellence for an application or download one from the Reach website
  • Provide teacher recommendation forms to a language arts teacher and a math teacher
  • Submit the application to Reach for Excellence, including student and family information, the student essay, the family commitment agreement, the parent or guardian questionnaire, the financial information form, and the federal income tax return (1040) for income verification. Eligible candidates will be contacted for a personal interview. Students who are accepted into the Reach for Excellence program will be notified by mail

Deadline to submit an application for the 2019 Fall Program is April 1, 2019.