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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SAT dates

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


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ACT dates

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


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