Angel Benjamin ‘19
achieve has not only helped me to have so many new privileges, experiences and opportunities I never dreamed of having, but the people there are making sure that I am the best I can be, and that I can succeed in whatever I try to do in life.”

Melissa Cervantes ‘17
“The greatest impact the achieve Program has had on my life is that it has helped me step out of my comfort zone and try new and challenging things that I never thought I would be able to do.”

Jolly Curameng ‘19
“As an incoming 9th grader, the summer school program really helped me to prepare for the upcoming school year. During the summer program, I was taught various reading and writing techniques, given an interesting and fun academic experience, and made new friends”

Fernando Delgado ‘18
“The achieve program taught me that giving back is and should be a part of your life. If you do not give back, then you may never receive the truly valuable things in life, such as happiness and fulfillment.”

Gaby Nunez ‘17
"achieve has taught me that giving back and helping other is something you should do all of your life. It gives you a feeling of happiness when you see others smile and hearing that your actions have benefited the people in your community."
Javier Garay
Javier Garay ‘17
"The achieve summer experiences have really helped me by keeping me productive during a time of year when itís easy not to be, and by creating positive learning habits that will not only help me in school, but in the real world as well.”

Marah Trujillo ‘17
achieve has had a huge impact in my life. One of the biggest things it has helped me with is stepping out of my comfort zone and doing things that I never thought I could do.”

Jose Rico ‘18
achieve taught me to help others and to see others as equals, no matter what their circumstances or condition might be.”
Step 1 - Eligibility Requirements

Students and their families must meet the eligibility requirements below in order to be considered for the program. Student and family should attend Open House or tour the school, and it is recommended that the student complete a Shadow visit at the school.

Eligibility Criteria
  • 8th grader applying to a partner high school
    achieve only accepts students who can participate in all four years of the program at one of our four partner schools.

  • Have a minimum cumulative 7th-8th grade GPA of 3.0
    Although the majority of achieve students far exceed this requirement, the selection for the program is based on the total individual.

  • Possess leadership potential and a strong motivation to excel academically
    seeks out motivated students who are willing to put in the extra time and effort needed to be a part of the total program for four years.

  • Family must demonstrate and document financial need
    achieve serves low-income, underserved families who otherwise could not afford to send their children to private schools. While achieve provides a four-year scholarship, students must apply for financial aid each year. All families must make some contribution toward tuition.

  • Student should be a first generation college student.
    First generation students are defined as students whose parent(s)/legal guardian(s) do not have a four-year college degree.

Go to Step 2 - Apply to a Partner School