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Reach High Scholars Program

  • Reach High Scholars Program
  • 26 Old Locke Road
  • North Hampton, NH 03862
  • 603-964-2105
  • 2007

Program Description


The Reach High Scholars Program (RHSP) was started in Raymond, NH in late 2007 by a group of Raymond High School alumni, parents and faculty members. The program supplements the resources that the Raymond School District provides at no cost to the school district. It encourages Raymond Middle School and High School students to reach high in their pursuit of an education.

Current Initiatives of the Reach High Scholars Program

(i) Furnish information on colleges and the financial aid which they offer.

(ii) Maintain our website: www.reachhighscholars.org.

(iii) Organize visits for RHS students to several schools that are within a one or two-day drive from Raymond and to contribute a portion of the transportation expenses.

(iv) Encourage RHS students to attend summer enrichment programs at top educational institutions.

(v) Encourage students to take courses on-line that are not available at RHS, including honors and advanced placement courses.

(vi) Provide college preparation help, including courses to prepare for the PSAT and SAT tests.

(vii) Pay a portion of the fees for RHS students applying to summer programs, preparing for and taking standard college admission tests, and applying to four-year colleges.

(viii) The Reach High Scholars Club, a student-run extracurricular activity.

(ix) Raymond Roundtables: a summer enrichment program in Raymond for middle school and ninth grade students conducted by Phillips Exeter Academy.

Summer Enrichment Programs

RHSP has established strong partnerships with the summer enrichment programs at Brown University, Dartmouth College, Phillips Exeter Academy and St. Paul's School. In the summer of 2012, there were 52 Middle School and High School students in summer enrichment programs. 16 were in boarding programs of two to five weeks and 36 participated in Raymond Roundtables in Raymond during the month of July.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation


Race & Ethnicity

  • White: 95%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 1%
  • Other: 2%
  • African American: 1%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 454
  • Middle School: 436
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically High-performing


  • Between 50% and 75%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Bennington College
  • Brown University
  • Clark University
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • Dartmouth College
  • Hamilton College
  • Hobart & William Smith Colleges
  • Ithaca College
  • Lafayette College
  • Lasell College
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Simmons College
  • Skidmore College
  • St Lawrence University
  • Trinity College
  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus
  • Wesleyan University
  • Wheaton College
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute