What We Do

Reach for College!

We provide structured curricular materials and books that walk students through understanding the benefits of higher education, college selection and application.

In the 2009–2010 school year Reach for College! helped more than 3,500 high school students reach their dreams of pursuing post- secondary education.

Working in public high schools and public charter schools, Reach for College! provides curricular materials that walk students through college selection and application and boost students' academic skills so they're ready for college.

We provide training for teachers to use the curriculum in their classes as part of their students' regular school day. We also provide in-class support for teachers and students to ensure maximum success.

What the RFC Class and Materials Provide for Students and Teachers

Reach for College! materials have been specially developed explicitly for use in school systems with large numbers of traditionally disadvantaged students. The materials have been shown to significantly increase the number of students going to college from high schools where the college-going rate is often low.

A regular teacher from the student's school is provided with training to teach the Reach for College! curriculum; and it is taught in a class during the student's school day. Students take this class for credit.

In the RFC class students study:

  • SAT prep
  • College selection & application
  • Career exploration and planning
  • College level reading & writing
  • Time management
  • Study skills
  • Financial aid application
  • Practical life skills, interviewing and banking

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