Application process for the 2017-2018 school year:
April 10-21, 2017: Initial application process
Applications MUST be turned in at REACH school site to the REACH site supervisor. All applications submitted will receive a receipt from the REACH staff indicating the application has been received(the receipt does not guarantee enrollment).
May 19, 2017: Enrollment lists will be posted at the schools.
All enrolled families must attend a mandatory parent meeting. Dates and times will be posted at each school site.
Applications received after April 21, 2017 will be automatically added to the waiting list.
|Central | El Toyon | Ira Harbison | John Otis | Kimball | Las Palmas | Lincoln Acres | Olivewood|
|Palmer Way | Rancho de la Nacion|
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Rancho De La Nacion
What is REACH?
The goal of REACH is to create a dynamic, and stimulating after school environment that gives children the boost they need to succeed academically and socially.
This free program provides structured academic activities for K-6th grade students at fifteen of National City's Title I elementary school sites.
Programs generally operate immediately after school until 6pm daily. REACH does not operate when school is closed, or during school intercessions, vacations and holidays.
How Are Students Selected?
All K- 6th grade students who attend REACH schools can apply, however, priority is given to students grade 1-6, referred by school personnel, who can attend for 5 days a week, and who can attend for the duration of the program. Enrollment is also determined by total space available in the program at each school, and the number of students enrolled from each grade group.
Applications become available in the spring of each year for the following school year. There is an initial enrollment period where all applications received are evaluated for enrollment. Applications received after the initial enrollment period will be added to the waiting list and enrolled according to a needs assessment, not the order received. Each site maintains a waiting list and students are enrolled as space becomes available.
The curriculum is designed to help students meet or exceed state content standards in reading and math in a fun, camp-like atmosphere.
Activities incorporate literature, drama, math, writing, and art.
Students who come every day receive the most benefit from REACH.
30-45 minutes each day is devoted to homework/academic enrichment. Our staff provide individual assistance, however, we cannot be responsible for correcting homework.
It is each student's responsibility to use Homework Center time constructively.
Each site is staffed by a REACH Supervisor, an Assistant Supervisor, and 3 to 8 Youth Leaders.
All staff are certified in First Aid and CPR and receive specialized training addressing behavior management, literacy development, and curriculum. Staff members must also undergo a background check.
To provide the best possible experience for all participants REACH staff will hold each child to the same behavior standards as those enforced by the school.
To participate in the program, children are required to sign-in with their REACH Youth Leader each day within 5 minutes of school dismissal. We ask that parents inform the Site Supervisor when their children will not be in attendance or need to leave early. REACH staff cannot be responsible for children who do not sign-in or who leave the school grounds.
Parents or other authorized persons must sign students out.
It is important that students who are enrolled in REACH attend each and every day for the duration of the program time. Students enrolled in the REACH AM program are expected to attend each day for a minimum of half of the program time (usually 45-60 minutes, depending on the school site). Students enrolled in the REACH PM program are expected to attend each day from school dismissal until 6:00 PM.
REACH does not operate when Schools are closed for intercession, vacations or holidays.
Programs are offered at the following National City Schools:
Rancho de la Nacion
If you would like more information regarding this program, contact:
(619) 421-9622 ext.14013
(619) 421-9622 ext. 14009
Program Administrator- ASES
(619) 421-9622 ext.14002