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Who Qualifies?

Application information and what is needed.

Good Grades
Good Grades

Student 3.5 GPA

Incoming 11 graders (Junior Year)

Minimum grade point average of 3.5  and attend a school in Santa Ana Unified School District or Samueli Academy

Math or Science Letter

Letter of recommendation from your math

or science teacher


Student & Parent 2yr Commitment

Parent and Student agree that student will attend up to 60 workshops a year and ​willing to commit to a 2-yr program beginning Summer in the 11th grade.

Read More about your commitment to AISS.

Free or Reduced

Eligible for Federal Free or

Reduced Lunch program

Food Court

Application Process

What to submit with your application!

Google Form

Submit your google form application



Submit Parent Contract &

Liability Waivers



75-word profile about yourself


WHY College?

300 word essay about Why College is important to you

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Send us your School Transcript 



Request a letter of recommendation from your Math or Science Teacher

The Benefits

Achieve. Inspire. Support. Success.

  • Laptop Computer During Senior Year

  • $500-$800 Stipends (College Applications/and needs)

  • life/soft skills, Team Building, & Leadership development

  • Critical Thinking/ STEM workshops & Activities

  • Study Trips* to STEM Facilities & STEM Presentations

  • Khan Academy, advanced Math & Writing workshop

  • Opportunity for Edwards Lifesciences Externship*

  • Opportunity for one-to-one Professional Mentor*

*Subject to a charge due to COVID-19 restrictions and Governor mandates​


Information Sessions

For scheduling please contact for more info


Applications and forms now open for our class of 2026

(incoming Juniors that will graduate in 2026)

Not Able to Attend the 
Recruitment Session?

You can view our recruitment session online!

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