The Achievement Institute of Scientific Studies guides academically motivated, economically disadvantaged high school students interested in pursuing a career in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields.


We are a college to career readiness STEM program that spans over two years, the junior and senior years of high school (summers), aiming to bridge the learning gap between high school and college. We focus on teaching our scholars STEM Career Awareness, College and Career Readiness, and Cultural Capital & Life Skills.


To shape our students' personal, professional, and educational development, we host STEM guest speakers, teach networking and communication skills, organize student study trips to college campuses and STEM career facilities, hands on STEM projects, test taking methods, and much more.

What Do We Do

Our Mission

Good Jobs Now and for the Future, by Commerce’s Economics and Statistics Administration, shows that growth in STEM jobs has been three times greater than that of non-STEM jobs over the last 10 years. And throughout the next decade, STEM occupations are projected to grow by 17%, compared to 9.8% growth for other occupations.”

-Gary Locke, Secretary of Commerce


A scholar from AISS class of 2017 demonstrates the "AISS handshake" while introducing himself to Lucinda Pueblos, Assistant Superintendent of SAUSD

Our Goals

Coordinate industry and academic partners to motivate and assist our students in applying to colleges and universities, majoring in STEM fields

Help parents of economically disadvantaged high school students understand the value of a higher education and access the resources necessary to enable their children to obtain an university education.

Provide training on “cultural capital” to the students: leadership, team-work, cooperation, time management, manners, attire, comportment and personal presentation skills.

Motivate youth to specialize in the fields that are the future of our country, educational system, employment opportunities.

Class of 2015 at Edwards Lifesciences learning about bioprosthetics