Destination Ready K-8 Academy

Destination Ready K-8 Academy


In Reach's Destination Ready K-8 Academy, formerly a 21st Century Community Learning Center, prepares students in kindergarten through eighth grades to successfully reach Maryland's College and Career Readiness Standards.  This includes:

  • Providing students with individual support to reach and exceed shared standards of success
  • Strengthening the literacy needs of students
  • Exposing students to an array of rich art, cultural and historic local resources
  • Engaging students in college and careers options activities
  • Improving life skills
  • Supporting parents
  • Supporting the resource needs of schools and classrooms
  • Providing support to the principal and school staff


2018-2019 Programs 

During this academic year, In Reach is continuing its work with William Paca ES and Kenmoor Middle MS to implement the following:

Whole School Initiative @ William Paca Elementary School (WPES)

In Reach is entering its sixth year of partnership with William Paca ES. WPES is much like a community school in that it offers many resources and opportunities for its students and families. In Reach’s programs include providing early grades support, grade level adoption, sponsoring school functions such as literacy night, and providing after school tutoring.

STEM Unplugged @ Kenmoor Middle School

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Unplugged Teen Café promotes exploration, stewardship and inquiry into everything STEM. The monthly cafés engage students in interactive, hands-on activities that demonstrate an active participation in STEM learning opportunities, increased curiosity about STEM topics and concepts, and support the exploration of STEM professions.

In Reach is a member of the national Teen Science Café Network, TSCN, a community of practice providing the highest quality resources and support to organizations who implement a teen science café. Follow the activities of the program at KMS on our YouTube page.

Read more about In Reach’s STEM Unplugged Initiative, a commitment to broadening the conversation to include the needs of minority and other under-served students in having access to STEM opportunities.

To see programs in action during the year, join us on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.


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