The REACH Program

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide students with a comprehensive education that meets each student’s individual learning style while fostering a passion for learning, a strong work ethic, and preparing them for future endeavors beyond high school.

 

Program Overview

The “REACH” Program offers a curriculum geared toward students who struggle in the traditional high school setting.  Academic, social, language and employment skills are taught through a functional, life skills curriculum correlated to the NJ Student Learning Standards. Our goal is to achieve optimum academic and behavioral growth and prepare the student for life and employment in the future. Skills learned are reinforced and practiced through experiential learning and community-based instruction which includes culinary, banking, graphic design, office skills, photography and shopping.

The REACH Program also incorporates structured learning experiences. Students sixteen years of age or older are assigned a certified job coach at a specific work site to expose students to a work environment. In addition, a six week workshop titled, “Exploring Construction Trades” offers students the ability to broaden their knowledge of related technical skills in a hands-on environment.

Job Sampling Activities

1) Photography
2) Journalism and Production
3) Culinary and Catering Skills
4) Assembly and Production
5) Landscape and Architecture and Design
6) Office Management

For more information, download the REACH flyer.

Structures Learning Experience

1) Maintenance and Janitorial
2) Food Bank
3) Restaurants
4) Salons
5) Retail Stores
6) Hospitals