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Creating our children’s future.

Welcome to Reach for Excellence

Tuition-Free Program

Reach for Excellence is a free program that offers students with limited income a combination of academic, cultural, and communal experiences that prepare students for the challenges of high school and college preparatory programs.

Our Tuition-Free Program

Reach for Excellence is a three-year academic and leadership program for talented middle school students. Through three six-week summer sessions and three years of Saturday classes, Reach for Excellence provides and reinforces the academic and social skills each student needs to succeed in high school, college, and beyond.

Our Impact

Reach for Excellence was founded in 2001 and has celebrated over 500 graduates. All of these students have gone on to high school and 93% have matriculated to college, including many of the most selective programs in the country


Reachfor Excellence Graduates since 2001.

High Schools

Graduates Attended 111 Different High Schools

College Acceptances

Acceptances at 194 Colleges

Graduate Schools

Acceptances at 35 Graduate Schools


Meals Served Per Year


Coding Education Hours Per Summer

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Jul 11 2024

It’s Rocket Science!

How exciting would it be to launch a rocket that you built! That is exactly what students were able to do during Rocket Launch Day, the culmination of the rising...
Jul 11 2024

Courage Can Change The Course Of History

How has courage changed the course of history? This is the theme that Ms. Anderson’s 8th grade Language Arts class is exploring as they read “Hidden Figures: The...
Jul 11 2024

Summer Session Is Underway!

On June 3, Reach for Excellence welcomed 84 eager scholars for the six-week summer session. Over the summer, students take one hour each of math, language arts, social...