Eligible students receive a REACH application after getting nominated by their school or parish. The deadline to nominate a student to REACH is January 31st.
During the month of February, REACH nominees are invited to attend a REACH Info Session where they'll learn more about the program and how the admissions process works. This is also a chance to meet current REACH families, as well as the REACH staff!
If interested in applying, families must submit their REACH application no later than March 15th and sign up for the REACH Basic Skills Exam at Regis High School. Schools must submit their portion of the REACH application to the REACH Admissions office by March 15th.
After the first round of application review, select students are invited for a family interview in May.
After the Interview round, 54 students will be awarded the REACH scholarship and admitted as Candidates for the REACH Summer Program. Families will get this news by the end of May.
The REACH Candidates and their families are invited to Fordham Prep and Fordham University in the Bronx for a formal orientation session about the 6-week summer session. This typically takes place on the first Sunday in June.
REACH Candidates spend the first 3 weeks of the summer session in a fully residential program at Fordham University. More information will be provided throughout the application process and at Candidate Orientation Day. While the Candidates are at Fordham, the older students are at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania. These 3 weeks take place in July.
All REACH students and staff reunite at Regis High School for the next 3 weeks of the summer session. These 3 weeks take place in August. Programming takes place Mon - Fri, from 9 am - 5 pm. The 6-week summer session concludes with a Summer Celebration Ceremony in late August. For Candidates, successful completion of the 6-week summer session earns them full REACH membership!.
All REACH students continue programming during the regular academic school year (September - May) with REACH Saturdays. Saturday sessions take place from 9 am - 2:30 pm.