Elligible Students Working in partnership with New York City parochial, public, and private elementary schools, REACH accepts nominations for students who meet these criteria:
Student is a 5th grade boy;
Student is Catholic;
Student possesses good to superior academic and leadership potential (based on 4th & 5th grade report cards and motivation to achieve);
Student scores in the 75th percentile or above on standardized tests (for public school students, a 4 or higher 3 on New York State English and Math Exams);
Student’s family demonstrates significant financial need (with respect to their ability to pay a Catholic high school tuition).
Nomination Process Each year, in early November, REACH sends a nomination packet to every Catholic and public school in the city serving 5th grade boys as well as to every Catholic parish in the city. More than 1,400 nomination packets are mailed annually. The following persons may nominate students:
5th grade teacher / tutor
Director of religious education.
Admissions Process The admission process involves three steps:
All nominations must be submitted by January 31st. All nominated students receive an application from REACH.
Throughout the month of March, families will be invited to Regis High School to meet members of the REACH staff, submit their application, and have the REACH applicant take a 2-hour REACH Basic Skills Exam.
After the first round of application review, select applicants will be invited as semi-finalists for a family interview in May. All applicants are notified of admission to the summer program by the end of May.
The REACH admissions committee uses a holistic approach to review applicants by considering a variety of factors, including academics, application quality, school recommendations, household income, assets, and other factors that impact a family's circumstances. As an entirely tuition-free program, REACH evaluates the financial eligibility of its applicants to maintain its commitment to serving students that come from lower-income backgrounds. Students who are admitted to REACH in May enter the first summer as Candidates. Upon successful completion of the 6-week summer session, Candidates are invited to join REACH as members in August. Admission to REACH does not guarantee admission to Regis High School in the 9th grade.
For any inquires about applying to REACH/Para cualquier pregunta sobre la solicitud a REACH, please contact/por favor póngase en contacto: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 646-657-2015.