McMaster's Reach Ahead program a success with high school students

February 1, 2013

Grade 12 students from both the Catholic and public school boards in Hamilton spent a semester experiencing campus life through McMaster University’s Reach Ahead program. The pilot project, which launched last fall, selected high school students who were academically successful but who might not otherwise have considered attending university after graduation because of financial or other barriers. The hope is that this early exposure to PSE will motivate them to apply to university. The group took a university course every morning and continued their high school studies in the afternoon. Though the future of the program is yet to be determined, feedback from participants has been positive and many have already submitted their applications for next fall. CBC