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2021 REACH Online

A student attending REACH Summer Seminar

A gifted summer program for students ages 11 to 13

We are excited to offer social connection and academic exploration in a new format this summer with REACH-Online. Along with being enrolled in their academic seminar, students will have opportunities to connect and participate in engaging virtual activities from home.

REACH Summer Seminar Admissions
Students attending REACH Summer Seminar

2021 Format

The topics of the academic seminars will remain the same as those planned for the in-person program, as will the instructors. Students will also receive academic supplies and program materials to enhance their participation at home.  
Program Dates: June 28 - July 9, 2021

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Students attending REACH Summer Seminar

Program Highlights

During REACH, students will:

  • Participate in a live seminar course and complete homework independently
  • Create an end-of-session project from their seminar coursework
  • Join other Young Scholars in games, themed discussions, and virtual gatherings modeled after our in-person experience
A student attending REACH Summer Seminar

Program Fees

Deposit: $200 Due by April 5
Remaining Fee: $450 Due by May 3
Total: $650
All program fees are non-refundable.

A student attending REACH Summer Seminar


The 2021 application has closed.

Current Participants: If you were accepted into 2021 REACH, you are automatically enrolled in REACH-Online. Final commitment to the program, including associated fees, will not be required until April 5th. If you know that REACH-Online will not be a fit for your Young Scholar this summer, please let us know and we can unenroll your student.

Schedule and Activities

June 28 - July 9, 2021

Monday-Friday, 8:30am-3:00pm (Pacific Daylight Time)
Students will log in daily to participate in their seminar course, which will include synchronistic (live) and asynchronistic (independent) lecture and activities. Break times will be scheduled throughout the day. A detailed daily schedule will be sent to enrolled families prior to the program

Sample Schedule
This is an example of a typical day. Times and activities will vary.

75 minutesAcademic Seminar (LIVE)
60 minutesBreak
60 minutesSeminar Activity (Independent)
75 minutesAcademic Seminar (LIVE)
60 minutesBreak
60 minutesCamp Game & Themed Social Discussion (LIVE)
60-120 minutesEvening homework (varies each day)

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is in-person REACH not available this summer?

Many factors were part of this decision. It weighed heavily on us trying to balance the need for some normalcy and in-person connection while ensuring a safe and rewarding interactive experience. Given numerous constraints outside of our control presented by COVID, in addition to a wide variety of unknown factors affecting travel restrictions come summertime, we could not move forward with offering REACH in person as we had hoped would be possible when we began planning months ago.

Can I move 2021 acceptance to 2022?

No. In-person REACH will be starting "fresh" in 2022 and no places from 2020 or 2021 attendees will be reserved.

Do you have additional questions?

Please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions.