What is REACH?
REACH is the name of the Gifted and Talented program in Hillsborough Township. It is an acronym for:
Reach, Explore Academic and Creative Heights
At the end of second grade, all students are screened for possible participation in the REACH program in grade 3. The third and fourth grade REACH programs are for identified students. Students are pulled out from their third and fourth grade classes and are given small group instruction for 165 minutes each six-day cycle. REACH lessons in these grades continue to address specific thinking skills and expand to include originality, evaluation, decision making, self-awareness, communication, research techniques, and self-directed learning.
In first and second grade, all students meet with Mrs. Dano, the Hillsborough Elementary School REACH teacher, for forty minutes each six-day cycle. Thinking skills such as analysis, problem solving, imagination, elaboration, fluency, flexibility, and synthesis are addressed through REACH lessons in these grades.
Click on the link below to access Mrs. Dano's Educator Page
Click on the link below to access Mrs. Dano's Tizmos page.