REACH helps us be more awesome!
At AAHS we do REACH. REACH is an amazing program developed by Chad Harlander at Hutchinson High School. You can learn everything you would ever want to know about the REACH program HERE. We have taken this great program that has helped hundreds of at-risk students and adapted it for our school.
As a public school, our purpose is to help young people succeed academically. But, as we all know, the complexities of life can sometimes get in the way. REACH provides us with a way to identify and address the issues that can prevent us from being successful while we are at school. It also helps us develop the relationships that we need to help us through hard times.
Every morning from 8:00-8:50 we work through our REACH curriculum in our advisories. Though new members of our community are often confused as to why we are always "talking about our feelings", REACH has become invaluable to the health of our community. REACH ROCKS!
What does "REACH" stand for?
A safe place for students to belong, connect and be supported.
Create positive learning opportunities through academic support and individual assignment modification.
A support network with staff committed to helping students succeed that nurtures student accountability with parent support.
Skill building activities that encourage positive academic and personal growth.
Students that rise to the level of expectations.
REACH Weekly Schedule
"Good, Bad, Ugly" from the weekend:
Students journal on the "Good" and "Bad" parts of their weekend as well as the "Ugly" things that they had control of and could have handled better. Then they share their reflections with peers and staff and discuss.
Personal, School, and Family Goals:
Students always have three goals that they are working towards: Personal, School and Family. On Tuesdays, students discuss their successes and challenges with peers and staff and grade themselves on how well they worked toward these goals.
Team Building Activities:
Wednesdays are fun! REACH advisories play games and participate in other fun activities that foster teamwork and relationships.
On Thursdays students have time to get caught up on assignments and project deadlines with the assistance of peers and staff.