~Our Mission, Our
The Mission of the
REACH Academy Charter School is to ensure the achievement of high academic
standards for City of Buffalo students through a hands-on authentic learning
environment. Scholars of REACH Academy Charter School will learn the value of
Service, Leadership, Character and Citizenship, along with effective
Communication Skills as evident in reading, writing, mathematical and
technological competencies. REACH Academy Charter School will provide the tools
for scholars to rise above the limitations often posed by poverty, disability
and the struggle to achieve English Language Proficiency.
1. To close the gap on poverty, REACH Academy Charter School will provide an enormous amount of rich language experiences designed specifically to develop language abilities in vocabulary and background knowledge.
2. The development of strong literacy and language skills make up the basic foundation for all learning. Scholars at REACH Academy Charter School will develop strong communication skills as evident in reading, writing, mathematical and technological competencies.
3. While learning to read fluently and comprehending meaning are critical to academic success, it is not enough to bridge the gap for students in poverty. Building background knowledge and increasing vocabulary skills are essential to strengthen the language skills of students from impoverished homes. REACH Academy Charter School will provide rich authentic opportunities for students to build the necessary language skills needed to compete in the 21st century.