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Eligibility for the REACH Georgia Program

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Eligibility for the REACH Georgia Program

The REACH Program Regulations provide requirements for student eligibility. Eligible students must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen for 12 consecutive months prior to the first day of classes of the spring term of the REACH Scholar’s 7th grade school year.
  • Be enrolled in a REACH Participating School System.
  • Qualify for the Free or Reduced Lunch Program (FRL).
  • Not have had more than two in-school suspensions during the two semesters or four quarters immediately preceding the spring term of the student’s 7th-grade year.
  • Not have any crime and/or drug convictions.
  • Not be deemed truant (truant: any child who is subject to compulsory attendance and who has more than five (5) days of unexcused absences during the student’s middle school calendar years).
  • Have his/her parents/guardians complete and submit a release of information form, as part of the application process, authorizing the school to provide Georgia Student Finance Authority (GSFA) information related to the student’s participation in the program.
  • Demonstrate academic promise (grade, attendance and behavior requirements).