REACHREACH (Realizing Excellence through Academic and Creative Help) is the Amphitheater School District Gifted and Talented program. lt serves the needs of those students identified as gifted in the verbal, quantitative, or non-verbal areas.REACH in the Middle School at Wilson is humanities for 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Students attend humanities class instead of social studies. The humanities classes cover the Arizona state social studies standards through literature, art, and music. The 6th grade curriculum is concerned with world history from the beginning of civilization through the Age of Enlightenment. The seventh grade curriculum deals with American History from the founding of the country through the verge of WW1 (1914). The eighth grade curriculum starts where the 7th grade leaves off with WW1 and continues through the present day. Each grade also includes a focus on civics and government with a more intensive look through the 8th grade year.
Testing for the gifted program is done in during the third quarter. Students are tested using the Cognitive Abilities Test and Naglieri NonVerbal Ability Test. In order for a child to be tested a permission to test form has to be filed out and on file with the REACH department. Permission to test forms are available on the internet(see link below), in the school office, or from the REACH teacher. Parents or teachers can refer a child to be tested.