Class of 2015 enjoying an evening at the Bowers Museum during Bridging the GAP3

Our Mission

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

To shape our students' personal, professional, and educational development, we host STEM guest speakers, teach networking and communication skills, create student excursions to college campuses and STEM career facilties, hands on STEM projects, and much more.

What Do We Do?

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 introduces himself to Lucinda Pueblos, Assistant Superintendent of SAUSD

Requirements for Scholar Applicants


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