Welcome to the Reach High Scholars website!
Starting to think about college is like being on the outside of a big confusing maze. You are aiming for an uncertain goal in the center but there is a sense of being in the dark without a flashlight.
Hopefully, this website will break the process into manageable chunks. It is doing the job well if it opens new ideas for you, puts questions in your mind as well as answers and leads you to reach higher in your educational pursuits than you would have previously imagined possible.
The experience can be fun, exhilarating and empowering. You will be playing out the motto of the Reach High Scholars Program: controlling your destiny.
RHSP Alumni Reunion Dinner - Tuesday, December 20, 2016
All Alumni of the Reach High Scholars Program are invited to a Reunion Dinner at the Walmart Distribution Center at 6:30PM Hosted by the RHSP Board of Directors. Click here for directions and RSVP info!
• The Reach High Scholars Program (“RHSP”) is an independent NH Nonprofit Corporation and an exempt organization under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code
• In past eight years, 31 students have gone to highly-competitive (top 3%) colleges
• Most of them have financial aid with small amounts of debt and need-based grants of up to $62,000 per annum that, over four years, will have a total value of over $3.5 million
• During 2011-2016, 6% of RHS graduates went to highly competitive colleges. Based on available information, only two NH high schools have done better
• Financial aid from Summer Enrichment partners (Brown, Dartmouth, Phillips Exeter and St. Paul’s) in past six years of $568,000 (over 30% of which was reimbursed by RHSP and supporters)
• Contributions from charitable institutions and individuals to RHSP and its summer partners of $206,000
• Of the 58 active participants in RHSP now attending or graduated from college, nearly all are:
- on track to complete in four years;
- excelling academically and many have better grades than they did at RHS;
- graduating with debt of not more than $20-30,000; and
- going on to excellent graduate programs and jobs.
Examples of Great Outcomes
• Charlie Martin (RHS ’09, RPI B.S. ’13, Sc.D. '16) – Graduated from RPI with a Sc.D. in Astrophysics
• KarryAnne Belanger (RHS ’10, Wheaton ’14) – studying for a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at University of Texas Medical School (Press Release)
• Steve Diamond (RHS ’10, WPI ’14) – working as a Software Engineer at BAE Systems, a multinational defense, security and aerospace company
• Jesse Hardman (RHS ’11, Skidmore ’15) – awarded Raymond’s first ever Fulbright Scholarship, teaching in Germany for two years, after which he will attend graduate school in the U.S. (Press Release)
• Samantha Harmon (RHS ’11, Dartmouth ’15) – working as a Product Innovation Associate at Athenahealth, a healthcare technology company
• Jake Leavitt (RHS ’11, Brown ’15) – working as a Research Assistant in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale Medical School
• Jon Lemay (RHS ’11, Skidmore ’15) – working as an English Teacher at Lausanne Collegiate School, a private secondary school in Memphis, TN (Press Release)
• Ami Neeper (RHS ’11, Holy Cross ’15) – studying for a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Degree at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (Press Release)
• Charlie DeBenedetto (RHS ’12, Hobart & William Smith Colleges ’16 – awarded Raymond’s second Fulbright Scholarship to teach in Taiwan for a year, after which he will attend graduate school in the U.S. (Press Release)
• Ashley Lord (RHS ’12, Dartmouth ’16) – working at IBM Watson as a User Interface developer dealing with the interaction of humans and machines.
• Abbey Schlangen (RHS ’12, Trinity ’16) – working in Los Angeles as an Account Manager at Unified Social, a company that provides software to help clients’ productivity in their use of marketing data.
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Mark Your Calendar!
|Test Date||Register By||Late Registration|
|October 1, 2016||September 1, 2016||September 20, 2016|
|November 5, 2016||October 7, 2016||October 25, 2016|
|December 3, 2016||November 3, 2016||November 22, 2016|
|January 21, 2017||December 21, 2016||January 10, 2017|
|March 11, 2017||February 10, 2017||February 28, 2017|
|May 6, 2017||April 7, 2017||April 25, 2017|
|June 3, 2017||May 9, 2017||May 24, 2017|
|Test Date||Register By||Late Registration|
|September 10, 2016||August 5, 2016||August 6-19, 2016|
|October 22, 2016||September 16, 2016||September 17-30, 2016|
|December 10, 2016||November 4, 2016||November 5-18, 2016|
|February 17, 2017||January 13, 2017||January 14-20, 2017|
|April 8, 2017||March 3, 2017||March 4-17, 2017|
|June 10, 2017||May 5, 2017||May 6-19, 2017|