Monte Cassino REACH strives to support the learning styles and individual needs of students as they interact with peers and learn at Monte Cassino.
REACH is Monte Cassino’s model of integrating enrichment, acceleration, and support to students across campus. This approach is dynamic and includes professionals, tools, strategies, assessments, and interventions. Monte Cassino REACH is an integrated, educational partner and does not offer formal, individualized, education plans.

List of 3 items.

  • Acceleration and/or Extension

    • Specialized groups designed to address advanced problem solving skills using a thematic approach
    • Classes that promote creativity and problem solving through project work with an emphasis on writing development
    • Additional instruction for areas of interest when the curriculum does not fully satisfy a student’s curiosity
    • Pull-out and/or push-in sessions which could include: individual enrichment units of study, extension, and increased depth of instructional concepts
  • Support

    • Individual coaching and mentoring for both academic needs and executive skill development
    • Academic remediation sessions and programs designed to help students access the curriculum
    • Assessment coordination with outside professionals and specialists
  • Who provides the program?

    Under the supervision of the administration, the program will be coordinated and delivered by seasoned instructors and counselors working closely with classroom teachers to help students meet expectations and their potential.

    • Director: Caitriona Harris
    • MS Counseling: Jill Heckman
    • ES Counseling: Ellen Ungerland
    • Reading Specialist: Sarah McSweeney
    • Instructional Coaches: Caryn Arnold, Ingrid Milliron, Julie DeLong, Whitney Chillingworth

    Parents, administration, and teachers may submit a request for services.

REACH Statistics

Across campus, REACH is involved with supporting, extending, and enriching learning experiences.

Support serves 102 students and includes:
Coaching/mentoring classes, small group instruction, and on-line supplements

Extension serves 104 students and includes:
High Guided Reading Group in ECLC, Extension Classes in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade

Enrichment serves 202 students and includes:
Scholar Projects and BQ (approx. 76), 1st Grade Enrichment Pilot (84), NJHS (42)

Ryan & Elizabeth Briggs

We cannot thank you all enough for your contributions to our son's education and personal growth.  We know his math aptitude has caused you all to make special arrangements that we are so thankful for. We wish everyone could have the same experiences we have had at Monte Cassino. We love being a part of the Monte community, and we are looking forward to working with you all for years to come!