• Reach Higher logo         Michelle Obama


    The Reach Higher initiative is the First Lady's effort to inspire every student in America to take charge of their future by completing their education past high school, whether at a professional training program, a community college, or a four-year college or university.
    This initiative supports President Obama's "North Star" goal that by 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world.
    **Reach Higher Week at Roberts Elementary!**
    Read the Upper Merion Area School District
    Special Edition School Counselor's Corner
    about Reach Higher by clicking
    You can watch a short video about the Reach Higher initiative by clicking below.
    The 4 main goals of the Reach Higher initiative are:
    • Exposing students to college and career opportunities.
    • Understanding financial aid eligibility that can make college affordability a reality.
    •  Encouraging academic planning and summer learning opportunities.
    • Supporting high school counselors who can help more kids get into college.  
     ***Click below to see the student presentation used to help introduce this important initiative.
    ***Click below to see the Reach Higher Teacher Workshop from UMASD's February Inservice.
Last Modified on November 5, 2018