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.”

Meet Our Partner Schools

Our partner schools provide value-based, academically challenging programs in supportive, disciplined and culturally diverse environments. We have three partner schools:


Archbishop Riordan High School, San Francisco

This all-male college preparatory school has been an achieve partner since the program was founded in 1997. The ARHS administration supports and participates in all aspects of the program, advising and supporting achieve families to better negotiate the high school experience.

Archbishop Riordan High School
175 Phelan Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112
Admissions Office: 415.586.1256


Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School, Alameda
Commencing with the 2015/16 school year, Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School in Alameda became an achieve partner. As of October 2014, we will begin accepting applications for young men entering 9th grade in the fall of 2015.

Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School
1011 Chestnut Street
Alameda, CA 94501
Admissions Office: 510.995.9445


Holy Names High School, Oakland
This small all-girls high school became an achieve partner in 1999 and, like Riordan, plays an active role in achieve's success, working closely with the achieve girls to support their educational as well as their personal needs.

Holy Names High School
4660 Harbord Drive
Oakland, CA 94618

Mercy High School, San Francisco

Mercy offers a four-year college preparatory program. Advanced Placement and Honors courses in English, mathematics, science, foreign language and history are available to qualified and interested students. Special placement in various disciplines is based on student need, determined by the assistant head of school for academics, department chairs and counselors.

Mercy High School, San Francisco
3250 19th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132