In order to be eligible for Reach for Excellence, students must meet the following criteria.
Be in the 5th grade
Commit to three years of rigorous academics and leadership enrichment
Demonstrate the potential to achieve academically and the determination to succeed in life
Have parents or guardians who earn a total yearly income of less than $50,000
2. How to Apply
Our application process includes the following steps.
Contact Reach for Excellence for an application or download one here.
Request recommendations from a Language Arts teacher and a Math teacher. Teachers may submit an online teacher recommendation form or you may provide them a copy of the form available in the application.
Submit the completed application to Reach for Excellence.
Eligible candidates will be contacted for a personal interview.
Students who are accepted into the Reach for Excellence program will be notified by mail.
The Deadline to submit applications for the 2023 Fall Program is May 5, 2023.
3. Completed Application Checklist
Student Data has been mailed to the Reach for Excellence Office or submitted online.
Family Data has been mailed to Reach for Excellence or submitted online.
Student Essay has been mailed to Reach for Excellence.
Family Commitment Agreement has been mailed to Reach for Excellence.
Parent or Guardian Questionnaire has been mailed to Reach for Excellence or submitted online.
Financial Information Form with a copy of Federal Income Tax Return (1040) pages 1 and 2 has been mailed to Reach for Excellence.
Teacher Recommendation Form (double sided) has been provided to a Language Arts Teacher and a Math Teacher or has been completed online. The Additional Teacher Recommendation Form (double sided) has been provided to an additional teacher (if the Language Arts teacher is also the Math teacher) or has been completed online.
Student Records Release Statement partially filled out by you, the remainder is completed by a school staff member, then sent in an official school envelope by a school staff member to Reach for Excellence.
“Teaching in the Reach for Excellence program not only provides the opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of deserving young people, but also is a rewarding teaching experience in a supportive environment.”
Felicia Bradley, former Reach for Excellence Teacher