What is REACH?
The REACH [Ready for Early Access to College in Hutto] program is open to all students seeking a focused academic experience that will allow them the opportunity to graduate with both a high school diploma and an Associate’s Degree.
Students interested in the REACH program must apply for acceptance at the end of their 9th grade year. The student must make an application and a parent conference with their Counselor will also be required before acceptance in the REACH program can be finalized. Please ensure that your dual credit course is transferable to the college of your choice before enrolling in dual credit.
To fulfill the possibility of achieving an Associates of Arts Degree, the student must have Algebra 1 credit before their 9th grade year. Coursework sequencing is specific and begins the summer after the Freshmen year. A sample is below. Fees and transportation for summer classes will be the responsibility of the student.
Students enrolling in the REACH program will take a rigorous course of study enabling them to earn an associate degree from Temple College [TC] at the same time they complete their high school diploma. The Hutto ISD REACH program is an educational opportunity afforded to students via a partnership between Hutto ISD and TC. REACH offers a unique high school experience focused on academics with a cohort orientation. Interested students are expected to discuss this high school option with their parents/legal guardians before applying. Students are expected to answer essay questions in this application and a parent/student conference will be required for placement. Only original and complete applications will be accepted for consideration.
Applications due March 8, 2019
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REACH may be appropriate for students who:
- might be the first in their family to attend college.
- want to attend college but need a low-cost solution.
- are motivated to challenge themselves with in depth college-level course work.
- are comfortable in smaller classes focused on academics.
- are open to accept academic guidance from dedicated, collegiate teachers and professors.
- lives in the Hutto Independent School District.
*participating in school sponsored activities, such as UIL sports and academics, fine arts and other activities may be impacted.
January 17, 2019
Dual Credit/REACH Mtg
February 4, 2019
REACH Meeting @ 6:30pm HHS Lecture Hall
March 8, 2019
Parent Conferences for applicants
May 1, 2019
Notification of Acceptance to REACH
Required courses at TC/EWCHEC