Ten FCS Students Awarded REACH Scholarships
Recently, ten Forsyth County Schools students gathered to become a part of the REACH Georgia scholarship program. The students were joined by their families, principals, school district officials, elected officials, and business and community leaders at a signing ceremony, where they officially signed to be a REACH Scholar. They are the fifth cohort of REACH Scholars from our district.
Ashley Arroyo Garcia
REACH Georgia is a statewide program, and Forsyth County is one of 134 school systems that participate in this program. REACH begins in middle school with teachers and counselors nominating 8th grade students who have demonstrated academic promise and good attendance and behavior. Students were asked to apply and provide three references as part of the application process. They then went through an interview process as well. Upon selection as a REACH scholar, each student and their parents signed a contract at the signing ceremony, agreeing to keep good grades (2.5 in core courses), have good behavior and attendance through the rest of middle and high school. They also agree to meet with an assigned mentor weekly and the academic coach at least one time each month. They must also attend REACH activities throughout the school year. By signing this contract, they are also committing to graduate from high school and attend college. Once attending college, they will receive a significant scholarship through the REACH program and our community donors, with the potential for matching from several Georgia universities. This scholarship is locally funded by our community.
Thank you to our 2018-19 REACH Sponsors!
The Bagwell Family Foundation
Carter Patterson Family
Cindy Jones Mills
North Point Ministries, Inc.- Browns Bridge Church
United Way of Forsyth County