General Curriculum for Reach

The Reach program is vastly different from our elementary Latchkey program. Two of the main goals of the Reach program are to teach students effective communication skills and teach them academic success techniques. Your student will be guided in how to organize his or her school work and work spaces as well as how to hold himself or herself accountable for academic success. Students are each encouraged to participate in weekly mini lessons and a STEM activity.

 

STEM

 

There is a widely acknowledged, urgent need for improving and increasing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills among our students to navigate the modern world and access the opportunities it affords.  Among students who are fortunate enough to have access to afterschool enrichment opportunities, the benefits of afterschool programs in general are well documented, showing positive impacts on both academic and behavioral development (Evaluations Backgrounder: A Summary of Formal Evaluations of Afterschool Programs’ Impact on Academics, Behavior, Safety and Family Life (2011). Afterschool Alliance). 
Students are encouraged to participate dailey  in the weekly STEM activity, especially on Fridays when the students have little to no homework.

Monday through Thursday

  • Classroom managements and snack
  • Educational lesson-twice a week
  • Homework assistance and reading
  • Recreational reward time

Friday

  • STEM projects
  • Earned fun day

*Each school runs a slight schedule variation.

Morning Session: 7:05 a.m. until 8:10 a.m.

  • Davis Middle School a.m. Program: Olde Sawmill Elementary
  • Grizzell Middle School a.m. Program: Deer Run Elementary
  • Karrer Middle School a.m. Program: Karrer Middle School
  • Sells Middle School a.m. Program: Indian Run Elementary

Afternoon Session: 3:10 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

  • All p.m. programs are in their respective middle schools

MS homework
  • Organizational skills
  • Book bags and lockers
  • Binder basics
  • Homework readiness
  • Planner management
  • Study skills
  • Reading textbooks effectively
  • Test-taking strategies
  • Different methods on taking notes
  • Memorizing techniques
  • Different methods of problem solving
  • Effective communication with teams of students
  • Conflict resolution for differing directions
  • How to make a presentation in front of class
  • Best practices for public speaking
  • Varying visual aids and how to use them
  • Students will learn about a needed cause, problem solve possible solutions, organize the support and implement the solution.

  • Different jobs, associated salaries and education required
  • Budgets and cost of living
  • Banking