Isothermal Community College

Career and College Promise

Rutherford Early College High School - REaCH

REaCH - Parent Information Session

In 2005, Rutherford County Schools and Isothermal Community College formed a partnership to offer a rigorous academic program designed to allow students to graduate from high school with a high school diploma and a two year degree - tuition free.  Rutherford Early College High School (REaCH) is a result of this partnership and is structured around five important tenets:  Rigor, Relevance, Relationships, Responsibility, and Respect.  After eight years of operation, our school continues to grow and be successful.

As we begin the process of preparing for the 2014-2015 school year, it is exciting to offer ANY 8th grade student living in Rutherford County the opportunity to consider REaCH as an option for an accelerated high school curriculum and environment.  Information sessions will be held for prospective students and parents to provide information about our school so that students and their famalies can determine if they are interested in attending REaCH.

Therefore, in order for a student to be eligible for the REaCH lottery, parents of prospective students MUST attend one of the informational sessions listed below at which time an application may be obtained.  In addition, all applications must be completed and postmarked by Friday, March 14, 2014.  Once applications are complete, a lottery process will be conducted to select approximately 50 participants. 


Below are the dates for the parent information sessions for current 8th graders about REaCH.

(Parents/Guardians MUST attend one of these sessions in order for the student to be eligible to apply.)
  • Monday, February 17th                                      5:45 pm                                 ICC Library Auditorium
  • Friday, February 21st                                        12:00 Noon                             REaCH Building
  • Thursday, February 27th                                    5:45 pm                                 ICC Library Auditorium
Please contact REaCH to schedule your information session -- 828-395-4190

Contact Information


REaCH Building School Address:

286 ICC Loop Road
P.O. Box 804
Spindale, North Carolina 28160-0804


School Phone:

Phone: 828-395-4190
Fax:  828-288-0285

School Website:

REaCH Website:  http://reach.rcsnc.org/home