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.
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.