What we do

The mission of The Achievement Institute is to guide academically gifted, economically disadvantaged high school students interested in pursuing a university education in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields.


The mission was inspired by a vision to help students gain an understanding of theory and its application of real world technology. AISS is committed to helping to break the cycle of untapped potential, under-employment and unmet dreams.


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Best Buy Foundation Edison International Edwards Lifesciences

OC County Comm. Fnd. Independence Bank Santa Ana Elks Lodge Santa Ana Kiwanis Shopoff Realty Inv. Union Bank

Watson Land Co. Western Digital

100% of our students have been accepted to a college or university

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1 CSU Application Fee

1 UC Application Fee

SAT I or ACT Fee






Financial Breakdown of Applying to 2 California Universities at a Basic Level:

6 UC Application Fees

(2 UCs, 2 Ivy Leagues, 2 Private Universities)

SAT I or ACT Fee (repeat once)

Score Reporting Fee


3 AP Exam Fees









Financial Breakdown of Applying to 6 Universities at


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