Click on the link to learn more about how Upper Merion reaches higher starting in elementary school through high school.Last summer at the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Annual Conference, First Lady Michelle Obama spoke directly to school counselors to explain their important role in supporting her new initiative, Reach Higher. This year, February 2-6, Upper Merion Area School District School Counselors will focus their National School Counseling Week activities to support Reach Higher.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.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.
Caley Families shared how they've Reached Higher by furthering their education.Upper Merion Area School District hosted University Day on Wednesday, February 4th by sporting college attire! Below you will see the Caley facultyAt Caley we believe in working as a team!***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 May 14, 2015