Core Values

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  • Is the ability to inspire or influence others towards the leader's goals;
  • The goal of having a Leadership focus at REACH is to develop thoughtful and skilled practitioners who are equipped to effect positive social change throughout their communities and beyond;
  • Teachers expect and empower students to step into leadership roles throughout campus, on the playground, during assemblies, within the classroom, and out in the community.


  • Is the quality of being outstanding or extremely good;
  • From well-written classroom assignments to sportsmanship on the playground, we expect students always to perform at their best;
  • By paying attention to detail and striving to do better, students are equipped to succeed, not only in elementary school, but in High School, college, & beyond.


  • Is the ability to be trusted to do what is right or to do the things that are expected or required;
  • Students are taught to take initiative and to get the support necessary to be successful in school and within the community;
  • We expect our students to be (1) responsible citizens, (2) engaged and informed members of society and the world, (3) opportunity seekers looking to create positive change.


  • Is the process of recovering from life's setbacks;
  • A curriculum that supports resilience respects the way humans learn;
  • Students are taught the value of bouncing back from disappointment and adversity –the art of perseverance will help them persist through life's challenges.


  • Is the act of helping others;
  • Service learning teaches civic responsibility, strengthens communities and enhances learning;
  • Service learning allows students to apply what they are learning to the real world.


  • Gratitude is the quality of being thankful, the readiness to show appreciation  and the willingness to return kindness.
  • Gratitude is strongly associated with greater happiness and helps individuals feel more positive emotions as one learns to relish good experiences.
  • Gratitude may be the most important of all the core values as one needs gratitude to be resilient, gratitude to pursue excellence, and gratitude in order to be of service to others.
  • REACH scholars are taught and challenged to count their blessings, celebrate small wins, reframe bad situations and perform random acts of kindness as a means of cultivating a spirit and attitude of gratitude.