REaCH In the News

Irvington Students gain credits at Rutgers

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2012

Irvington Herald

For the last six months, twenty-four Irvington High School students have been immersed in college-level study of humanities.

The students, meeting at the end of the school day in a classroom in the high school, read poems by A.E. Housman, studied the works of Plato, and wrote essays on discrimination in contemporary society.

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Rutgers University - Rahway H.S. grants college credits to High School students

Published June 05, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Suburban News

Recently, a select group of juniors and seniors from Rahway High School gathered with educational dignitaries to celebrate the accomplishments of the students, who were being awarded three Rutgers credits in humanities for work completed while still in high school.

REaCH (Rutgers Early College Humanities Program) gives a school district “the capacity … to offer their students a challenging and rigorous early college experience that will help build a foundation for successful college careers resulting in baccalaureate degrees.”

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Newark high school students are first graduates of Rutgers early college program

Published: Wednesday, May 26, 2010, 5:25 AM

By Philip Read/The Star-Ledger

NEWARK — This week, 16 high-school seniors from Newark became the first graduating class of REaCH, for Rutgers Early College Humanities Program, a program that helped them pick up six college credits and a deep appreciation for perseverance.

"It’s just amazing to me how much brilliance is in any given room of high school students, which is being tapped and unlocked in this kind of experience," said Martin Kempner, the Rutgers philosophy professor who, as director of REaCH, hopes it becomes a national model to break the cycle of poverty in low-income communities.

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