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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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May 07 2024

Research project helps students practice public speaking skills

Preparing students for success in rigorous college prep high school programs and beyond requires more than just academic enrichment. It also means teaching scholars how...
Apr 13 2024

Congratulations to our Saturday session award winners!

On April 13, Reach for Excellence scholars celebrated the final Saturday session of the 2023-2024 school year. We were delighted to recognize these students and their...
Apr 06 2024

Reach for Excellence welcomes prospective families to an open house

On Saturday, April 6, Reach for Excellence opened its doors to over twenty prospective families who were eager to learn more about the program. Executive Director Dr....