Accomplishments

  • REaCH courses are offered in partnerships that Rutgers University forms with schools, school districts and community organizations that serve high school students. Since its inception in 2008, REaCH has been presented to students in the following high schools and programs in New Jersey: at Creative Arts High School in Camden (ten times); at Health Sciences Technology High School in New Brunswick (twice); at Piscataway High School to students in its AVID Program (twice); at Plainfield High School in Plainfield (nine times); at Plainfield Academy for the Performing Arts and Advanced Studies (three times); at The Marion A. Bolden Student Center in Newark to students drawn from high schools across the city (nine times); at Irvington High School in Irvington (seven times); at Lincoln High School in Jersey City (twice); at Rahway High School (eight times); at STEM Academy in East Orange (four times); at Carteret High School under the auspices of the Boys and Girls Club (six times); and at Union City High School for the first time this year. REaCH courses have also been an integral part of the summer curriculum for Rutgers’ own Future Scholars programs (fourteen times) and the federally funded Rutgers Upward Bound programs (eleven times).
  • To date, over 2,000 high school students from low income communities have enrolled in REaCH, an estimated 90% of whom have earned college credits from Rutgers.