The Hillsborough Township School District
PROGRAM GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
The goals of Hillsborough's REACH Program are:
- To develop complex, abstract, and higher-level cognitive processes.
- To develop problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
- To develop awareness and acceptance of oneself as a unique individual and as a member of society.
- To increase independence, individuality, and self-direction in learning.
The Hillsborough REACH Program meets the special needs, interests, and abilities of identified students by:
Providing instruction that differs in process, rate, and depth from the patterns of the regular classroom.
Emphasizing intellectual integrity, risk-taking, curiosity, and intrinsic motivation.
Extending the students' ability to utilize higher-level cognitive processes and to synthesize complex, abstract ideas.
Focusing on the development of increased self-awareness, self-esteem, emotional maturity, and constructive peer relationships.
Developing student independence by encouraging students to initiate, create, and evaluate during the learning process.
Providing opportunities for in-depth learning in an area of individual interest.